More than 1,000 businesses affected by same malware as Target

Salvador Rodriguez reports:

The Secret Service estimates more than 1,000 businesses have been affected by the same kind of cyberattack that scraped Target’s cash register system for consumer credit card information, the Department of Homeland Security said in an advisory Friday afternoon.

Criminals are carrying out the attack by hacking into businesses’ networks and then installing malware — known as “Backoff” — on their point-of-sale systems.

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  1. joel mchale - August 22, 2014

    these business need to hire intelligent security people not blowhards that lie about what they know and cant perform on the job. going back to cash for all my purchases.

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