FBI Tells American Retailers To Expect More Cyberattacks

Confidential report released last week


WASHINGTON (Reuters)—The FBI has warned U.S. retailers to prepare for more cyber attacks after discovering about 20 hacking cases in the past year that involved the same kind of malicious software used against Target Corp in the holiday shopping season.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation distributed a confidential, three-page report to retail companies last week describing the risks posed by "memory-parsing" malware that infects point-of-sale (POS) systems, which include cash registers and credit-card swiping machines found in store checkout aisles.

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  1. There’s no way those reasonable for such a wide spread and huge crime spree could have pulled it off without leaving behind a mountain of evidence.

    If Obama wants to be useful, just for even once, he needs to see to it that our insanely militarized Keystone Cops get to the bottom of this ridiculously widespread crime spree. Give them something to do besides harassing and assaulting perfectly innocent peaceable citizens. Should be easy for legitimate, reasonably skilled detectives.

    1. ..those *responsible…

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