Good luck with THAT (Target update)

John Leyden reports:

Underground cybercriminals are attempting to decrypt a 50GB dump of encrypted debit card PINs that security watchers reckon were lifted during last year’s high profile breach against retail giant Target.

Security intelligence firm IntelCrawler reports that a miscreant claiming to be in possession of 50GB of PIN data secured with 3DES encryption posted a request for a hook-up with a PIN hacker on 3 January, offering a fee of $10 per line. IntelCrawler reckons the hacker is from Eastern Europe.

Chat regarding the decryption of PINs began appearing on private message boards just days after Target admitted the credit card details of 40 million of its customers had gone AWOL.

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