Why there?

The data breach at Target last Christmas was one thing.  Or a prodrome?

“Supervalu Probes Possible Data Breach,” Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2014 http://online.wsj.com/articles/supermarket-chain-supervalu-investigating-potential-data-breach-1408058243. Data from a 1,000 stores may have been breached.  Normal discussion regarding whether and when (if) to notify customers, whether they will take the required precautions, and who pays (and how much) for this.

But why would hackers target a discount grocery chain?  Is it because the controls are weaker than at stores with more credit card sales volume?  Are there lessons for the non-retail businesses? Or just another bog-stand data beach?

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