Sale of 4 Million Stolen Cards Tied to Breaches at 4 Restaurant Chains — Krebs on Security

A New Post over at Krebs on Security:

On Nov. 23, one of the cybercrime underground’s largest bazaars for buying and selling stolen payment card data announced the immediate availability of some four million freshly-hacked debit and credit cards. KrebsOnSecurity has learned this latest batch of cards was siphoned from four different compromised restaurant chains that are most prevalent across the midwest and eastern United States.

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