FBI tells retailers to expect more cyber attacks like those on Target and Neiman Marcus

Over the last six months, Target, Neiman Marcus, and at least three other US retailers were the focus of attacks that resulted in millions of credit card details being stolen. Earlier this month the US government sent a 16-page document to retail companies, explaining how the hacks were orchestrated. Now the FBI has stepped in to warn similar corporations that they should be prepared to deal with similar attacks.

In a report sent to retail companies last week, the FBI said it had discovered around 20 cases of cyber crime against retailers in the last year. Many of the attacks reportedly used the same kind of malicious software as used against Target, known as “memory-parsing” or “RAM scraper” malware designed to infect point-of-sale…

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