Trustwave sued by banks over Target hack

tarCustomers aren’t the only ones still dealing with fallout from the Target hack. Two banks have reportedly filed a lawsuit against Trustwave, claiming the security firm didn’t do enough to stop the Target data breach.

Trustmark National Bank and Green Bank N.A. have sued Trustwave, arguing that the company, which provides security services for the payment card industry, failed to identify holes in Target’s secure servers, banking-industry-tracker American Banker reported on Tuesday. The lawsuit also claims that Trustwave reassured the mega-retailer that it had nothing to fear about hacks or data breaches, according to the report.

The banks are seeking class-action status and damages of more than $5 million in the suit, which also names Target as a defendant, reported American Banker.  More