Noah J Nelson on Monday, Mar. 10th
The latest quarterly report by computer security firm McAfee Labs says that the massive Target data breach occurred with the help of a cybercrime service industry:
That industry allowed the thieves to not only buy custom-made malware for the theft, but also to quickly sell credit card numbers from 40 million shoppers affected by the breach. The thieves sold the numbers through online back-channels that security experts call the “dark web,” the company said.
Every night is service industry night on the Internet, and it’s always nighttime somewhere!