Hackers targeting Canadian debit machines: Cyber security firm

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:02 AM ET

More than 700 debit cards in Canada have been compromised after hackers used malware to target debit machines in stores, a new report from a U.S. cyber intelligence firm says.

The latest strain is called JackPOS and was detected several days ago, the firm IntelCrawler says, but victims' cards may have been compromised more than 18 days ago.

Canada was among the countries targeted.

In an infection map, the firm said 400 cards were compromised in Vancouver, 280 in Longueuil, Que., 14 in Regina and 19 in Wellesley, Ont.

IntelCrawler said in its release that point-of-sale malware, which was blamed in the security breach at Target stores in Canada and the U.S., is "continuous and constant and ever evolving."


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