The Incredibly Clever Way Thieves Stole 40 Million Credit Cards From 2,000 Target Stores In A ‘Black Friday’ Sting


See on Scoop.itData Nerd’s Corner

You may not like the fact that these hackers pulled off such a massive — and massively inconvenient — sting. But you’ve got to admire their ingenuity.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

First, note that the hack did not go through Target.com, the retailer’s online website. If you shopped online at Target, your credit card info is probably safe.

The hack focused on Target’s point-of-sale, or POS system. As shoppers swiped or punched in their numbers on the checkout keypad, the hackers copied every single number

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/target-credit-card-hackers-2013-12#ixzz2nw7N9fLQ

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