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Continued: Target: Cybercrooks used stolen vendor ID to hack into system

  • Article by: JENNIFER BJORHUS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 30, 2014 - 5:59 AM

In the Target attack, hackers somehow inserted memory-scraping malware into the point-of-sale systems at the checkout in Target’s U.S. stores that scooped up data from an estimated 40 million credit and debit cards, including about 6.5 million of Target’s Redcard Visa credit cards and Redcard debit cards.

The company later revealed that thieves also stole the partial personal information of 70 million people, including names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or e-mail addresses.

 

Jennifer Bjorhus • 612-673-4683

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