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FBI: More Target-Style Hacks on Way

FBI: More Target-Style Hacks on Way
Posted January 24th, 2014 @ 11:29am by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– A warning to shoppers: More cyber attacks like this one and this one are coming, according to a three-page confidential FBI report seen by Reuters, a determination the FBI made after finding some 20 hacking cases in the last year used the same type of malware as in the Target breach. Specifically, it's "memory-parsing" software known as a "RAM scraper," and it steals the transaction data from a credit or debit card's magnetic strip during the brief moment during the transaction process that the info isn't encrypted.

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