Target, eBay, Michaels Stores, Neiman Marcus, P.F. Chang's and SuperValu — the parent of Shoppers Food & Pharmacy. It reads like a who's who of American retail and dining, but it's also a list of companies that lost customer data to cyberattacks in the past year.
Data thieves are striking with alarming frequency and, more and more, security experts say, they target the places where people shop.
The swipe of a credit card, the wave of a mobile phone at Starbucks, logging into retailers' sites via Wi-Fi — increased connectivity, from mobile devices to cloud computing, has opened the door wide for cybercriminals.
Reports of data breaches, relatively rare...