Reply to post: Re: Don't get your hopes up

A Russian cyber-gang, the Oracle MICROS hack, and five more POS makers in crims' sights

a_yank_lurker

Re: Don't get your hopes up

If the big boys and girls get their security act together (not likely) then the next target will be smaller chains/operations with much less technical depth. Cyber criminals are just like any other criminal - they prefer the easiest target with the biggest bang. Right now and for the foreseeable future it will be large retailers who are running IT on the cheap; which is most of them. So any cyber criminal with a couple of functioning brain cells is going after Target, Walmart, etc.

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