US retailer hacked – 40 million card details stolen

US retailer Target becomes the target of hackersIt looks like Christmas is being heralded with another massive credit/debit card hack.  US retailer, Target, has issued a statement saying that its systems were breached between November 27th and up until December 15th.

The company said: “We began investigating the incident as soon as we learned of it. We have determined that the information involved in this incident included customer name, credit or debit card number, and the card’s expiration date and CVV (the three-digit security code).”

 

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Another corporate data smash and grab feeds a subterranean appetite for stolen card details

Credit card detailsYou may have heard of the Adobe hack which
was declared at the beginning of October. At the time Adobe estimated that almost
3 million personal details
had been
compromised. Just a few days ago the company said that hackers had gained
access to 38 million encrypted accounts including credit and debit card
details.

 

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Halloween spam attacks are hitting networks all over the world

Halloween spam Spooks, ghouls and creepy things are set to
ascend into the world of the living as Halloween is celebrated the world
over.  Never mind that the original
meaning of the celebration was intended to honour the Christian faithful who had
left this world of dense matter, it’s much more fun to dress up and pretend to
be an incarnation of evil, while bagging some sticky, sickly sweets at the same time.

 

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