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Report: Home Depot data breach class action suit begins Jan. 16 A class action lawsuit compiling more than 30 of the 44 lawsuits that have been
filed against The Home Depot Inc. in relation to its 2014 data breach is
scheduled to begin Friday, Jan. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Northern
District of Georgia in Atlanta. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle,
Chief Judge Thomas W. Thrash Jr. is telling attorneys for both sides to pursue a
"just, speedy and inexpensive" resolution. Costs for financial institutions are
estimated to total at least $140 million, and Home Depot previously told
investors costs related to the breach could be material to the company's
consolidated financial condition, results of operations, or cash flows.The
lawsuit accuses Home Depot of breach of contract for failing to comply with
security standards and protect customer data.
Cargo Thefts Total $18 Million in Final Quarter of Last Year More than $18 million of cargo was stolen in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to new figures from CargoNet. During the three-month period the cargo recovery service recorded 181 thefts, with 81 in October, 60 in November, and 40 in December. Fifty-five percent of the thefts occurred during Friday through Sunday. Food and beverage items were the most stolen commodity and accounted for 24% of cargo thefts. Alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages were the chief targets in that commodity category, but cargo thieves frequently stole sensitive items such as produce, meat products, seafood, and frozen food. The end of the year brings increased demand for consumer electronics, said CargoNet, and not surprisingly, electronics constituted the bulk of the loss value. Although there were only 25 cargo thefts of electronic items, each theft averaged about $417,250. Televisions were the most targeted electronic theft. California had the most thefts of any state, 39, followed by Texas with 31, Florida had 26, Georgia recorded 14 and Illinois had 12, rounding out the top five. New Jersey was number six with 10 cargo thefts, followed closely with Pennsylvania with nine. truckinginfo.com
LinkedIn Scam Alert - Phishing attack seeks LinkedIn logins - Don't open
suspicious email attachments Symantec has spotted an uptick in
phishing emails over the last week that purport to come from LinkedIn support
and attempt to steal users' account credentials. The emails warn potential
victims of "irregular activities" on their account and say a compulsory security
update is required. The emails include an HTML attachment that purports to be a
form for performing the update. The HTML file is actually a copy of LinkedIn's
website and login page, wrote Satnam Narang, senior security response manager
with Symantec, in a blog post. But the website code in the file has been
modified, so if a user logs in, their account credentials are sent to the
attackers. "The most important technique used here is the HTML attachment," he
wrote. "This method bypasses browser blacklists that often flag suspicious
websites to help prevent users from being phished."
RadioShack Prepares Bankruptcy Filing, according to report - Could File as Soon
as Next Month RadioShack Corp. is preparing to file for
bankruptcy protection as early as next month, people familiar with the matter
said, following a sputtering turnaround effort that left the electronics chain
short on cash. A filing could come in the first week of February, one of the
people said. The Fort Worth, Texas, company has reached out to potential lenders
who could help fund its operations during the process, another person said.
Meanwhile, RadioShack is in talks with a private-equity firm that could buy its
assets out of bankruptcy, the people said. They cautioned that the talks with
the private-equity firm may not produce a deal and that the company may try
instead for a more typical reduction of debt and restructuring of its operations
in bankruptcy court. The retailer, which employed 24,000 people late last year,
has made clear it is running dangerously low on cash after posting losses in
each of the last 11 quarters.
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Retailers seek to link the mobile and in-store experience for consumers
Every day, retailers are attempting to figure out how they can react to the
expectations and demands consumers place on them thanks to new technology.
Technology in some ways creates higher, sometimes impossible-to-meet, consumer
demand for services. The retail industry often struggles to keep pace, but it is
now more important than ever for merchants to meet consumers where they
frequently these days and that's usually with a smartphone. "Mobile devices
enable us to bridge the gap between online and offline world and that's the
key," Frank Zimmerman, CEO for IT provider arvato Systems North America, said
during a panel discussion Monday at the NRF Big Show in New York City. "There
are so many different ways to do it and we're just at the very beginning of this
change." As more consumers are exposed and become accustomed to new ways to shop
and pay, the more they will expect the ability to reach and interact with their
favorite brands on their smart devices at any time. That creates a challenge
(and opportunity) for retailers to better align their remote and physical
$6,700.00 Would-be Walmart Thieves foiled by alert Cambridge, OH Police Officer
Two Jefferson County men accused of trying to steal more than $6,700 worth of
merchandise from Walmart on Southgate Road were nabbed by Cambridge police early
Wednesday thanks to the keen observations of a patrolman. Ptl. William Calvert
was on routine patrol when he observed the two men acting suspiciously while
pushing shopping carts filled with merchandise toward a vehicle in the Walmart
parking lot. According to Cambridge police reports, Calvert was driving through
the Walmart parking lot at approximately 2 a.m. when he observed the men exit
the store with items that had not been placed inside Walmart bags in the carts
they were pushing. As the officer approached the men, they appeared to be in a
hurry to load the items into their vehicle. Calvert reported both men appeared
to be nervous and one was having a hard time catching his breath. Calvert
requested additional officers at his location and when police approached the
vehicle, they observed what appeared to be stolen merchandise inside the
vehicle. Several electronic items reportedly still had the electronic theft
deterrent devices still attached. A search of the vehicle revealed more
merchandise apparently stolen, including multiple duffle bags and suitcases
filled with items believed to have been stolen from the Cambridge store. A
search of the trunk revealed even more items suspected as stolen. Officers
believe the suspects entered the store and filled the duffle bags and suitcases
-- also allegedly stolen from Walmart -- with items over the course of several
hours. The men allegedly made several trips, taking items to their vehicle in
the parking lot and then returning to the store to steal more.
Man Arrested for Stealing nearly $5,000.00 of Shoes from Kohl's in New Braunfels TX New Braunfels Police say they have caught one of two men believed to be responsible for a string of shoe thefts at local and area department stores. Investigators believe a San Antonio man and an unknown accomplice are responsible for a series of shoe thefts at the local Kohl's store on Hwy 46 South over the last few days. It all started this past Saturday when employees realized that someone had removed 54 pairs of Nike-brand shoes from their boxes, then removed the security tags, and walked out of the store with the stolen goods, getting away with more than 32-hundred dollars worth of shoes. Later that same day, the same man returned to the same store and was able to get away with 9 more pairs of Nike shoes valued at $520. But now the store was wise to the scheme and store security was on the lookout. Then on Tuesday the same man apparently returned to the store and (under the eye of security cameras) tried to steal 13 more pairs of Nike shoes and a jacket worth a total of $850. His accomplice was apparently waiting outside and spotted police officers arriving at the scene and, using a cell phone, notified his partner inside the store. So the man dropped the shoes and ran out the front door, trying to outrun police and store security. But he didn't get far and was apprehended after a short foot chase through the parking lot. 36-year old James Saenz was arrested and booked at the Comal County Jail on Theft and Evading Arrest charges. radionb.com
I.D. theft, burglary, bank fraud, high speed car chase... Suspects from Florida just passing through Louisiana. A heads-up bank teller helps stop an accused band of traveling criminals cashing bad checks and breaking into cars. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says the five suspects from Florida jailed on an array of burglary, identify theft and bank fraud charges were just passing through, "And they began to engage in a series of smash and grab burglaries of vehicles." Normans says the crew drove rental cars with stolen license plates to hide they're identity and vandalized cars in places burglars typically target, like daycares, gyms and health clubs. Detectives know now 26-year-old Talena Stanford had successfully cashed a bad check for a thousand dollars at a Whitney Bank in Belle Chasse a half hour before trying again with a different drive-thru Whitney Bank in Marrero. "At this location she had tried to cash two checks. A thousand dollars each," says Normand. The check fraud scheme unraveled when an teller became suspicious, cross referencing the signature card on file that didn't match. When the teller took the I.D. away and demanded she come inside, Standford drove away. "Really heads up of them taking a cell phone and taking a picture of the license plate of the car," says Normand. But Deputy Danny Kerr spotted her getaway car in the back parking lot of a Marrero Ochsner Health Center where the rest of her accomplices were seen getting into a different car. The pursuit kicked off down a Lapalco and headed down to the Harvey Manhattan area where it subsequently ended with a crash," says Kerr. wgno.com
Bryan, TX man sentenced to 13 years for $1,500 Mall theft A
39-year-old Bryan man was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in prison for stealing
designer boots from the Mule Barn at Post Oak Mall. Scott Diangelo Jones pled
guilty on Monday to felony theft of less than $1,500 with two prior convictions.
He was accused of stealing two pairs of boots, each worth almost $500, during
two visits to the Mule Barn in late December 2013. Jones had previously been
convicted of theft in 2006 and 2010, and served prison time in 2008 for
tampering with evidence.
Springville, NY man goes to jail for refund theft at Walmart A 22-year-old man is going to jail for obtaining a cash refund for merchandise he never purchased at Walmart in Cheektowaga, town police reported. Nathan D. Harrison of Springville, who pleaded guilty to a charge of petit larceny, was sentenced to six months in jail Wednesday by Town Justice Paul Piotrowski. Harrison was detained in July at the Walmart store at the Thruway Plaza, where he returned merchandise that he didn't buy at the store, police said. Harrison was arrested again in Cheektowaga on Oct. 28, when a hypodermic instrument was found in his possession during a car stop on Genesee Street, police said. buffalonews.com
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Des Peres, MO Police Officer Shoots TJ Maxx Shoplifting Suspect in Arm, Pursuit ends near West County Mall A Des Peres police sergeant shot a shoplifting suspect in the arm Wednesday afternoon in an incident that ended near the West County Center mall. The suspect's injuries were not life-threatening. St. Louis County police are investigating the incident, which began with a theft at a T.J. Maxx farther east on Manchester Road. That store, at the Olympic Oaks Village strip mall, was also the scene of a similar shoplifting and pursuit last month. In Wednesday's incident, Des Peres police responded to a report of shoplifting about 1:40 p.m. Police tried to stop and block the suspects' black Dodge Charger, with a sergeant getting out of his vehicle to arrest the two suspects. The car went up over a curb and came at the sergeant, who was on a grass and sidewalk area, police said. The sergeant feared for his life, authorities said, and fired at the driver of the car, hitting him once in the left arm. The Charger continued on, narrowly missing the sergeant. stltoday.com
2 injured in shooting at Montgomery, AL Walmart where Officer was shot in Oct Customers at a Montgomery Walmart were sent running for cover Wednesday night after a heated dispute ended in gunfire at the busy store. The incident happened around 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the store on the Eastern Boulevard. Two people were injured. Investigators with the Montgomery Police Department are still searching for those involved. Montgomery Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Martha Earnhardt says the shooting happened after a dispute inside the store that involved several people. The fight was carried out into the parking lot where the shooting took place. Police say a man and woman were left with gunshot wounds. Stunned shoppers stood with their carts and bags as police cars filled the parking lot and a large crime scene area was roped off. For Anna Leonard, an expectant mother, her trip to pick up some groceries at the store Wednesday evening turned into a scary ordeal. wsfa.com
Police say robber slit clerk's throat at Renton, WA GameStop store; Suspect in Custody UPDATE: Police have arrested the man sought in the robbery and throat slashing of a Renton video game store clerk after a day-long manhunt. ORIGINAL STORY: Police are searching for a man suspected of stabbing a video game store clerk in Renton Wednesday morning. Renton police spokesperson Teri Vickers told KIRO Radio the stabbing happened around 10:45 a.m. at GameStop in the 200 block of South 2nd Street. Vickers says the suspect slit the throat of the female clerk forcing her to open the safe. The 23-year-old woman was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Her condition was not immediately known. "He already had the money when he slit her throat," Vickers says. komonews.com
Security Guard Foils Store Burglary at Verizon in Houston A Houston security guard is breathing a sigh of relief this morning, after a confrontation with some burglars. It happened at a Verizon Wireless store in Houston, where a group of guys were trying to break into the store by going through the wall. A security guard inside the store started yelling at the guys, telling them to back off. The scare tactic worked and the thieves ran away. kristv.com
Debit card skimmers found on Houston-area gas pumps There's warning for everyone using ATM cards in our area. Police in Texas City say debit card skimmers are being placed on gas pumps. Gas stations, ATMs -- where ever you use a debit card -- could be hit next. Right now, the trouble spot is along the coast. "We were notified by our credit union that there were some charges that did not look normal," said Jim Thompson, a victim of debit card skimming. That call uncovered $1,500 in illegal charges made Jim Thompson's debit card during the Christmas shopping season. abc13.com
Smith's Food and Drug in Santa Fe robbed at gunpoint A man wearing a
Halloween mask robbed a central Santa Fe grocery store at gunpoint Wednesday
evening, Santa Fe police say. Lt. Andrea Dobyns, a spokeswoman for the Santa Fe
Police Department, said no one was injured in the robbery at the Smith's Food
and Drug, 2110 S. Pacheco St., but the suspect did get away with an undisclosed
amount of cash. Dobyns said the robbery occurred at about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday. A
man wearing what appeared to be a Halloween mask entered the grocery store and
approached a register. Dobyns said the man verbally threatened a cashier and
brandished a firearm. He only targeted one register before fleeing the store.
In the past decade there has been a rumbling in the distance, deep beneath the
stockrooms of retailer's flagship stores. In the passing years these rumblings
have grown stronger; however it is not the sound of increasing foot traffic on
Black Friday, but the shifting of the shopping habits we all once knew. Very
soon we will see a full tectonic shift in the world of retail. As foot traffic
slows in brick and mortar shops, the world of eCommerce/mCommerce continues to
grow. This shift requires retailers to take control of their ecommerce
environments and the customer service that follows.
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