The transition to chip-based cards appears to have spurred cybercriminals to quickly find the low-hanging fruit.
By Jeremy Kirk
Cybercriminals are redoubling efforts to steal payment card details from retailers before new defenses are put in place, according to FireEye.
More than a dozen types of malware were found last year that target point-of-sale systems, the electronic cash registers the process payments at many retailers.
Over the last few years, hackers have successfully breached the systems, targeting weaknesses or software vulnerabilities in order to extract card details to sell on the black market.
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