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Chicago's Trustwave sued over Target data breach
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:07:13 +0000 (UTC)
By John Pletz
Crains Chicago Business
March 25, 2014
Trustwave Holdings Inc., a Chicago-based credit card security company, was
sued alongside Target Corp. by banks who say they suffered financial
damages when the retailer was hacked during the holiday shopping season.
Although the most serious allegations are leveled at Target, the suit
alleges that Trustwave failed to identify deficiencies in the retailer's
IT systems. Trustwave's software audits companies' IT systems to make sure
they comply with credit card security regulations.
The lawsuit is a blow to Trustwave, which according to the complaint says
it has "performed more Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI
DSS) Certifications than all other companies combined."
It's also the first time the company, which keeps a low profile and is
loath to discuss its customers, has been publicly connected to the Target
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- Chicago's Trustwave sued over Target data breach InfoSec News (Mar 26)