Retail Store Malware Pinpointed In Holiday Hacking Attacks

Forty million credit and debit card accounts were compromised and as many as 70 million customers had their personal information check it out stolen. The private security firm iSight Partners reports that computer hackers are using a type of malware, or malicious software called KAPTOXA to steal credit card information where customers swipe or enter their credit card information. CBS While the report does not mention Target specifically, law enforcement sources say the theft at Target helped investigators track and identify the malware. But its not just Target. The report says multiple retailers are being attacked and calls this form of KAPTOXA among the most dangerous ever used. Tiffany Jones, vice president of iSight Partners spoke to CBS News by phone. She said, What's unique about it is, it's the first time we've seen this attack at this scale and sophistication in terms of the overall operation of cyber criminals. CBS The iSight report confirms this malware knows how to cover its tracks.





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