It's been just one month since Walmart announced that it was raising its minimum wage to $9 an hour. Now, Target is following suit with a new announcement that its stores will also offer a minimum wage of $9 an hour, and the wage will go into effect next month.
Slate's Lily Hay Newman reports that the source of the latest data breaches of Target, Neiman Marcus, and other retailers is a 17-year-old Russian who created the software sold to "more than 60 Eastern European cybercriminals" that later used in the hacks.
Logan: Mike, have you been in a shopping establishment lately? While I was home I went to a Target and wanted to buy every notebook and pencil in the place. I had like, an ache. For school supplies.
I'm hooked. What do my ethics and I do now?
Did anyone else receive this email from Target apologizing for the data breach and offering a year of free credit-monitoring? It looks like anyone can sign up for free monitoring service by going here. Enjoy, I guess?
On Dec. 19, Target was a victim of a data breach that initially affected a reported 40 million payment card numbers, but was later said to have affected 70 million customers. Neiman Marcus was also a victim of a cyber attack. And a new report by Reuters says that there are other retailers that were affected by smaller breaches, but those stores have remained unnamed.