Hannah's Headlines- 7/16/2018

Retailers That Have Experienced Data Breaches This Year

While most of us use our credit cards when we go out shopping, these days doing so hasn’t been so safe. In the past year, there have been at least 15 separate security breaches with retailers, thanks to payment systems, either online or in stores.

This can be seriously bad news for already struggling retailers, with a recent poll finding that 19% of customers would stop shopping at a store after a breach, and another 33% would take an extended break.

Should you be worried that your account was compromised? The following stores have had breaches in the past year, so if you’ve shopped at any of them, you may want to keep an eye on your accounts.

Retailers that have experienced data breaches include:

  • Macy’s
  • Adidas
  • Sears
  • Kmart
  • Delta Airlines
  • Best Buy
  • Sax Fifth Avenue
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Under Armor
  • Panera Bread
  • Forever 21
  • Sonic
  • Whole Foods
  • Gamestop
  • Arby's

Source: Business Insider

Convicted Murderer Running For Senate Seat

Talk about taking advantage of a loophole in our system of government.  A prison inmate serving a life term for two murders is running for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota, and it's legal.  Seems Minnesota won't allow inmates to run for state-level offices, but they can run for federal office.  Inmate Leonard Richards is very aware of this loophole.

Richards, 75, was convicted of killing his half-sister in 1982, and of fatally shooting his lawyer in 1987. What's even scarier is that Richards has run before and received votes.  He ran for a Democratic congressional seat in 1992 and received more than 14,500 votes. He ran again in 1994, getting more than 4,000 votes.

The Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office says that despite his unspeakable acts, the courts have ruled that their agency cannot prohibit a felon or even a prisoner, from filing an affidavit of candidacy.  

Source: New York Post



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