Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Surprisingly, 50,000 user names with passwords is only one item in the shopping cart. Who knew?!

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 7 months ago

    @BrassOrchid

    They reported theft of 40 million and another report of 70 million. Target bought identity theft insurance for all of them.

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Michael wme

    They reported theft of 40 million and another report of 70 million. Target bought identity theft insurance for all of them.

    Target is offering to provide one year of “credit report monitoring & identity protection” from Experian, one of the three big credit reporting agencies. The thing that bother me, is that Target has yet to say exactly how they were hacked.

    We really should be allowed to get free credit reports from all three agencies on a much more frequent basis than the annual one provided by law, imo.

  4. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, 7 months ago

    Electr- onics? What kind of hyphenation is that???

  5. Jon88

    Jon88 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @lisapaloma13: The kind that results from the elimination of the position of copy editor.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 7 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    “Target has yet to say exactly how they were hacked.”


    Actually, they have said, but it’s too technical to be reported in the MSM.


    It was your garden variety RAM-scraping virus.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Tigger

    But how did they infect the terminals? It’s possible, but doubtful someone used a card with the malware on it. More likely they breached the system that feeds updates the terminals’ software.

    Target has yet to confess how the malware got in what is supposed to be an extremely secure system.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Michael wme

    I’m wondering if they inserted the code by pure hacking or managed to subvert/sucker some employee into providing access.

  9. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Hey, Joe, why the interest?
    You sound like the kid that wondered why none of the reports of meth lab busts included any instructions.

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