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Target Confirms Hackers Stole 40 Million Credit Cards
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catvalencia
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2/15/2014 | 5:52:08 AM
Re: Must have been Microsoft servers that got hacked
One of the biggest arguments for using credit cards over other payment systems is that the cards supposedly provide protection from scams. It is important to know, however, that this protection often comes with limitations.
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12/24/2013 | 12:00:27 PM
Lack of Education in Banks too
I used my debit card once during that period in Target, instead of my usual Target Red Card. So first thing, I called my large, national bank to cancel it, then went to the local branch to pick up a temporary card until the replacement arrived in "10-15 business days." The local branch manager said I would be fine and she couldn't understand why the bank was allowing customers to cancel their cards since customers had zero liability. I explained it was my DEBIT card, not credit card and I was concerned my entire paycheck could be wiped out and payments would bounce all over creation. "But you're not liable," she said, not once comprehending my concerns. 

Obviously, there is still a major disconnect - at least with one employee at one bank - about the full scope these breaches can have.
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12/23/2013 | 7:14:40 AM
Re: Must have been Microsoft servers that got hacked
Sounds like Walmart people on target, i guess target need to target on increasing their security, else they will be exploiting their customers by putting profits over prudence.
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12/21/2013 | 10:42:13 AM
Re: Must have been Microsoft servers that got hacked
midmachine,

 

What's idiotic is you work for MicroKlunk and have no clue how pathetic your iis servers are.

Get a grip idiot and learn Linux Apache, then I can welcome you to real technology not 1980's MS DOS servers.
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12/21/2013 | 2:16:20 AM
Re: Credit card theft is getting to be pretty normal.
Bill, 

You can consider yourself very lucky.

-Susan
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ANON1236681627026,
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12/20/2013 | 8:50:53 PM
Target Breach
"But the retailer is to be commended for coming clean about the breach relatively quickly". Not so true; this breach happened November 27th, as a Target customer, I was informed YESTERDAY. Target expects their customers to do all the legwork to protect their identity and credit, EG:contact all the credit bureaus, place a freeze on their credit, etc. Not impressed, actually disgusted with their expectations and they lost me as a customer.

 
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12/20/2013 | 9:57:14 AM
Was It Really That Complicated?
Does anyone have any hard evidence regarding exactly what happened?  It's great to bloviate about how this must have been a Windows computer being compromised or that this was planned for months but why do we assume such complexity is required?  Someone on the inside could have access to encryption keys and simply copied a transaction log to a thumb drive.

Forest for the trees folks.  Forest for the trees.
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12/20/2013 | 8:46:24 AM
Re: Must have been Microsoft servers that got hacked
The clue for me, toher than what you quoted, was the reference to gleaning info from the stripe. Definitely agree with the level of sophistication. Most likely comprimising the readers at the checkouts. Inside job/assistance?
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12/20/2013 | 5:18:47 AM
Re: Must have been Microsoft servers that got hacked
The most common pic we in India see these days is,

 

A new study shows that hackers can secretly transmit and receive data from laptops, mobiles and other devices by using high frequency audio signals inaudible to the human ears.(Source: http://www.mouthshut.com/blog/dgfjrqnqqm/Now-your-PC-can-be-hacked-just-with-a-sound)
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12/19/2013 | 6:19:17 PM
Re: Must have been Microsoft servers that got hacked
I agree, that statement takes the cake for idiotic statements.

What it took to pull this off is a level of sophistication that makes a bank robbery look simple...

I don't know if this is in fact correct, but it paints the picture -- and provides a basis for the next Hollywood Christmas Heist movie:

"To be successful, the adversary would have performed detailed reconnaissance and other activities in preparation for their primary mission objective. This would have required infrastructure compromise, entrenchment, command and control, and privileged access, all of which take time and effort."
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