More Than 1,000 Businesses Hit by Same Cyber Attack as Target


Target wasn’t the only business that experienced a cyber attack that compromised tens of millions of its customers’ credit cards, according to the Secret Service.

More than 1,000 American businesses were hit by the same cyber attack that affected in-store cash registers at Target last year, The New York Times reported Friday.

According to a Department of Homeland Security advisory obtained by the New York Times, the attacks were “much more pervasive” than initially reported as hackers received access to millions of payment card data being sold on the black market. Homeland Security officials encouraged all businesses, “regardless of size,” to check for “Point of Sale malware infections,” according to the report. …

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