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News and coverage of security threats from in-store related theft involving employees, shop-lifting and organized crime, as well as digital issues related to cybersecurity, data breaches and theft.

Walmart sues DOJ and DEA ahead of expected opioid lawsuit

Walmart has sued the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration as it seeks “clarity for pharmacists in dispensing prescription opiods.” 

Best Buy teams with Accenture to accelerate tech innovation; increase diversity

Best Buy Co. Inc. is teaming with Accenture to advance the retailer’s technology strategy and to add diverse talent to its digital and technology team.

A regional specialty apparel retailer is streamlining the execution of online and mobile transactions.

A major bookseller is acknowledging some of its corporate systems were penetrated in a cyberattack.

H&M has been fined for violating the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Customers plan to spend money online this Black Friday, but take a dim view of e-commerce platforms that sell counterfeit items.

Customer data of less than 200 retailers using the Shopify e-commerce platform may have been exposed in a security incident.

Gavel striking

Crime did not pay for a group of defendants who sold counterfeit 3M N95 respirators on Amazon. The defendants - KM Brothers Inc., KMJ Trading Inc., Supreme Sunrise, Inc., and Mao Yu and third-party Zhiju USA, Inc.

Four individuals accused of defrauding Amazon of millions of dollars are facing federal charges, in part due to actions taken by the e-tailer.

Instacart is providing virtual COVID-19 screenings and medical consultations for its shoppers, and also enacting new mask regulations. 

Amazon is reportedly now legally responsible in California for defective products sold by third-party vendors on its site.


Amazon is teaming up with a U.K.-based cosmetics company in a product infringement lawsuit.

Amazon Project Zero

Amazon is spreading its “Project Zero” anti-counterfeiting program across the globe. Launched in the U.S. in February 2019, Project Zero provides automated and self-service safeguards against counterfeit goods being sold on Amazon’s online stores.

Fraudsters are pulling off e-commerce scams using popular social media platforms and search engines.

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