Report: Holiday Hackers Attacked At Least Three Other Major Retailers

Report: Holiday Hackers Attacked At Least Three Other Major Retailers

If you thought you dodged a bullet during Target and Neiman Marcus’ holiday data breaches, you might want to sit down. According to a Reuters report published early this morning, at least three other well-known U.S. retailers were hacked, too.

Target’s not alone in its credit card hacking woes: this week, high-end retailer Neiman Marcus acknowledged that credit and debit cards used in… Read…
Unfortunately, we don’t know which retailers yet—only that they’re “well-known” and common in malls—but the perpetrators might be the same dudes who hacked Target and Neiman Marcus, which experienced a similar breach in December.

According to the report, the hackers likely hail from Eastern Europe—and it turns out they staged a series of “trial” hacks that took place in late November. Those attacks were used to help plan the larger operation in December, using a technique called “RAM scraping:”

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