More info on Target. How is all of this going to affect their brand in your opinion?
In a deliciously detailed post, security writer Brian Krebs has explained the path taken by credit card numbers stolen in the Target breach on their way to the carder black market. Krebs has far more information in his post but he’s discovered that some card shops have created Target-only sections for the trove of numbers.
Krebs described visiting a particularly infamous card shop where he and an anonymous bank representative found sets of cards belonging to a “base” called Tortuga. In carder slang, a base is simply a source of cards. And Tortuga cards, according to Krebs, belonged to a set of numbers stolen from target stores. Amazingly, many of the cards included zip code or state data, thereby circumventing the fraud protections, as many banks automatically treat out-of-state card purchases as suspect.
How quickly did customer react on hearing about the breach? Clearly not fast enough:
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