New York, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/17/2014 -- The rate by which identity theft and personal data breaches is going has become increasingly alarming. Estimated to be a $40 billion business, the crime affected roughly 8 million people in 2013. Because it is carried out in a very subtle manner, unsuspecting individuals are led to believe that they are safe - until they discover something off about their credit reports.
Recent information on the major data breach that affected Target holiday shoppers is painting a clearer picture of the unfortunate situation: the round of attacks was so widespread it also hit Neiman Marcus and at least three other smaller retailers.
The security breach affected some 70 million transactions in U.S. Target stores last December, compromising customer information. Malware was reportedly found in the Point-of-Sale Systems in various Target shops. A similar attack which also compromised customer credit card details was recently reported at Neiman Marcus.
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