ID Theft Ring Attacked Retailers on Multiple Levels

A ring of identity thieves that targeted US retailers used sophisticated and multifaceted attacks to steal more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers from TJX, OfficeMax, Barnes & Noble and other companies. The attacks cost retailers and credit card companies tens of millions of dollars. Members of the ID theft conspiracy used wardriving techniques to find holes in wireless networks operated by retail stores. Once inside the networks, the thieves located and stole credit card transaction information stored on the retailers’ networks

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