10 Ways Hackers Will Get The Best Of You

6. Capture Stored Data

The use of malware that captures stored data is most commonly associated with credit card theft, Verizon said. BlackPOS, a memory scraping malware, was used in the massive Target breach, successfully vacuuming up data stored temporarily in clear text in point-of-sale system memory. It's also a top threat action taken by criminals carrying out cyberespionage attacks, according to Verizon.

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