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Target breach may be tip of iceberg

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Washington Post is reporting today that the Target credit and debit card data breach that occurred during the holiday sales rush last year may be part of a much wider case of compromised retailer systems.

A summary of a report by security firm iSight Partners didn't name retailers that may have been infected by malware called KAPTOXA, which targets point-of-sale systems, according to the story.

In mid-December, Target announced that as many as 40,000 customer were affected by the breach it its systems, an estimate it has since raised to 110 million customers. The retailer has apologized and is offering a year of free credit monitoring to all customers who shopped its U.S. stores during the time of the breach.


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