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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > 70 Million People’s Data Leaked from US Retail Chain

70 Million People’s Data Leaked from US Retail Chain

70 Million People’s Data Leaked from US Retail Chain

Added: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Category: About Torrents > Staying Safe And Secure
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2013, www.extratorrent.cc
Target chain had to admit that hackers stole personal data with details of about 70 million people. Phone numbers, email and home addresses leaked in the hack.

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Target’s experts revealed that the extent of a pre-Christmas breach to its computer systems was greater than it had initially thought. The company hasn’t said until now how many people were affected. Security experts believe that it will affect more than 70 million and end up being the largest retail breach ever. The retail chain informed its customers that hackers stole their names, card numbers, expiration dates, PINs and the embedded code on the magnetic strip on the back. However, the company assured people that they will not be liable for any fraudulent charges resulting from the breach. It is known that PIN codes would have been encrypted, but other information might have been stored in a human-readable format.

When the breach was announced, a number of banks imposed daily spending limits on people with affected cards (this wasn’t a very pleasant thing ahead of the holiday shopping rush). Anyway, transactions at Target were down by 3-4% before Christmas, while other American retailers reported strong results.

Earlier, the security experts reported a huge electronic breaking at Adobe Systems, with 152 million usernames and passwords stolen. In that case, the passwords were encrypted, but some flaws in the system could allow hackers decrypt them.

The breach happened within a 19-day period since the end of November. The hack was brought to public attention by the security researcher on 18 December. It later appeared that the details of leaked cards were flooding into online underground criminal markets.

The retail chain has previously been the object of such hacking, paying a $9.75m settlement four years ago. But the extent of the latest breach suggests that the intruders could access its interfaces with banks and credit card companies. Target told its customers last week that its ongoing investigation has proved more personal data had leaked than it was estimated before. The company promised to contact customers and provide tips on how to safeguard against consumer scams. In addition, target offers a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to people who shopped at its stores. You will have 3 months to enroll in the program.


By:
SaM
January 15th,2014

Posted by: 
SaM

Date:  Wednesday, January 15th, 2014



Comments (12) (please add your comment »)

1
posted by ET lover (2014-01-15 20:49:34)
firefoxsniper avatarYou will have 3 months to enroll in the program,or eat shit and die.

2
posted by (2014-01-15 21:12:42)
ao1jmm avatarLittle bit behind on this story aren't you SaM?

3
posted by (2014-01-16 01:26:19)
overfiend1976 avatarThis story is so 2013.

4
posted by (2014-01-16 02:14:40)
TheBlackMamba avatarIt was actually 150+ million not 70+, also affected a designer company and Wal-Mart (Who hasnt made a statement yet.)

5
posted by (2014-01-16 03:00:11)
blade70 avatarAnd Neiman Marcus was affected too.

6
posted by (2014-01-16 04:35:05)
SuperDave1979 avatarThose diabolical fiendish hackers!!!

7
posted by Blocked (2014-01-16 05:20:17)
majordik avatarSimple fix is stop writing crap and bloat ware software.

Also stop storing all this information; client enters it, makes a purchase and it is gone deleted..
ALL the IT staff needs to be fired; why do you think a company has IT staff?
It is not to just load microcrap on systems. They are supposed to be monitoring network activity. Or are these "Hackers" so good that repeated SQL injection breaching attempts are not needed and can breach a system with just one attempt?
Write i\the software allot smaller and allot better.
Good example is GRC. he writes his software in assembly. It is far far smaller than the c++ or java or what ever flavor used. His files are usually around a few megabytes at the most..

8
posted by (2014-01-16 06:30:40)
cggc avatarfads monitoring 4 companies like new toy what can't be electronic error and was counted as confetti...

9
posted by ET junkieET lover (2014-01-16 08:17:42)
xxskxx avatar@[SaM]
Many thanks To share this Post....(:

10
posted by (2014-01-16 13:13:15)
No avatarold news

11
posted by (2014-01-17 22:23:46)
TheBlackMamba avatarGotta pay with them greenbacks not plastic smh

12
posted by ET junkieET loverSupermanmen (2014-02-05 10:58:48)
sn3h1t87 avatarrussian mafia has most of the info on entire american population and then some and it is danger to the life of every american,fbi is a failing agency,



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