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Last Update on April 23, 2014 07:08 GMT

IN THE NEWS: STUDY SUGGESTS RETAIL PAYMENT SYSTEM BREACHES UNCOMMON

NEW YORK (AP) -- Some customers are still a little leery about swiping their credit cards after the massive theft of credit card numbers from Target this past holiday season. But a new study suggests that the threat of having personal information picked off that way isn't all that likely. The report from Verizon finds that such data thefts are less common than other kinds of attacks. The report says people are more likely to be victimized by smaller acts of online crime -- like clicking on malicious Web links and having their systems compromised by easy-to-guess passwords. The Target breach was one of the largest in history, resulting in the thefts of 40 million credit and debit card numbers. Other retailers like Neiman Marcus and Michaels have also acknowledged breaches to their systems,

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