Millions of debit and credit cards prone to getting hacked by malware
A malware that had infected Target's cashiering system late last year is back in the news once again, leading to the susceptibility of millions of credit and debit cards getting hacked on a larger scale.
At least a thousand more businesses have been found reported to be affected by this malware.
The Minneapolis based American retailing company, 'Target', had faced the ignominy of seeing some 40 million credit card numbers hacked from its database, reports Washington Times.
The deadly malware identified as 'Backoff'as reported by Tech Times, says that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) worked with the Secret Service to discover the word in its code.
The notorious code which steals customers' names, credit and debit card numbers, mailing addresses and emails has been found by two companies 'United Parcel Service' and 'Supervalu' and both have reportedly admitted the same.
The report goes on saying that one tech expert who was interviewed by Fox News compared the scale of this malware affecting credit cards and debit cards this time surpassing the Target episode using the example with a flea.
(Posted on 27-08-2014)