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Again kassamalware found in American supermarket chain

Again kassamalware found in American supermarket chain

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Again, it is an American supermarket chain hit by cyber attack with kassamalware. There is credit card information of an unknown number of customers captured.

Hackers had it this time aiming at the clothing store The Buckle, with over four hundred stores in 44 American states.

The company confirms to have been struck, after earlier reports of cybersecurityjournalist Brian Krebs.

In the United States, many banks still have credit cards with a magnetic strip, without additional security in the form of a pin. The information on the magnetic stripe can be easily copied and misused.

U.s. banks have already begun with the rollout of credit cards with safer chip, but not all customers have such a card.

In 2015, several retail and hotel chains in the U.S. affected by kassamalware, who ‘listen in’ when customers checkout and credit card information are stolen. The biggest hack with kassamalware until now, the elektronicaketen Target, 40 million credit card numbers saw disappear in december 2013.

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