Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hannaford Spending Millions for Security Upgrades

Hannaford Supermarkets has stated that they are going to spend millions of dollars to upgrade their data security. Over 4.2 million customer records were stolen in the past several months as a result of a security data breach. A recent article in Computerworld (April 22, 2008) explains:

"April 22, 2008 (Computerworld) Executives at Hannaford Bros. Co. said today that the grocer expects to spend "millions" of dollars on IT security upgrades in the wake of the recent network intrusion that resulted in the theft of up to 4.2 million credit and debit card numbers from its systems. The planned upgrades include the installation of new intrusion-prevention systems that will monitor activities on Hannaford's network and the individual systems at its stores, plus the deployment of PIN pad devices featuring Triple DES encryption support in store checkout aisles."

To read the rest of this article go to "Hannaford to spend 'millions' on IT security upgrades after breach".

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