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Target US - Credit Card Data Breach

Published: 2013-12-19
Last Updated: 2013-12-19 15:35:41 UTC
by Rob VandenBrink (Version: 1)
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Brian Krebs has a nice write-up on the Credit Card data breach at Target US ( http://krebsonsecurity.com/ )

The interesting thing for me in this story is that it affects US locations only.  The reason that this is interesting is that the data that was stolen was all mag-stripe data.  This mag-stripe data is much less useful on a  CHIP+PIN card, which is used in pretty much every other country on the planet.  We'll continue to see credit card attacks focus on countries that make it easy - while of course you can steal / duplicate a chip+pin card, for a criminal it's so much easier to simply skim a mag stripe and take the win.

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