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Sally Beauty: We had failed hack

By Janna Herron ·
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Posted: 4 pm ET

The national beauty products retailer Sally Beauty Supply said on Thursday it detected an attempted data breach, but no credit card information or personal data was compromised.

The company put out a statement after several reports that it suffered a card breach. Sally Beauty said it consulted with a "top-tier security firm" during its investigation and found "no reason to believe there has been any loss of credit card or consumer data." The company's investigation is ongoing.

The news comes after the high-profile Target data breach over the holidays followed by smaller security hacks at Neiman Marcus, Michaels and White Lodging, which manages major hotel chains. The Target breach exposed 40 million credit card and debit card accounts and personal information of up to 70 million individuals.

The recent spate of breaches has prompted retailers and banks to come together to work on a host of security solutions, including the adoption of EMV (Eurocard, MasterCard and Visa) chip cards that are nearly impossible to counterfeit.

Are you worried about these security breaches at retailers? Or, has it become too commonplace now?

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