Friday, August 15, 2008

Hackers Steal 40 Million Credit Cards

A network of hackers have been able to successfully deploy a number of keyboard catching sniffers that automatically tell them what credit card numbers are being scanned into the computers. These hackers have stolen credit cards from many of the largest public retail stores in the United States!

TJX Companies of;
  • Marshall's
  • T. J. Maxx
  • BJ's Wholesale Club
  • OfficeMax
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Sports Authority
  • and others!
From the CNN Article:
"Under the indictments, three Miami, Florida, men -- Albert "Segvec" Gonzalez, Christopher Scott and Damon Patrick Toey -- are accused of hacking into the wireless computer networks of retailers including TJX Companies, whose stores include Marshall's and T.J. Maxx, BJ's Wholesale Club, OfficeMax, Barnes and Noble and Sports Authority, among others.

The three men installed "sniffer" programs designed to capture credit card numbers, passwords and account information as they moved through the retailers' card processing networks, said Michael Sullivan, the U.S. attorney in Boston."

Hackers Steal 40 Million Credit Cards

This is why all routers NEED to have a SECURE network! Especially if you are a retail store, these guys drive around and find open un-secure networks, that can almost automatically be connected to from nearly any laptop, or cell phone, then the software can easily be installed on the router once they are in. It is very easy for ANY store or ANY router to get hacked, make sure to turn on a WEP Password on your router to ensure it is not being hacked.

Tek-Min-Now Team

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