- The Washington Times - Monday, August 25, 2014

Millions of credit and debit card users may see their personal information stolen, as the same malware that infected Target’s cashiering system late last year has been discovered in 1,000 more major corporations.

As one tech expert told Fox News on Monday: “The thing that affected Target, that’ll look like a flea compared to what’s about to happen.”

Tech Times reported the malware is called Backoff and that the Department of Homeland Security worked with the Secret Service to discover the word in its code. United Parcel Service and Supervalu have already come forward to admit they’ve found the code, which steals customers’ names, credit and debit card numbers, mailing addresses and emails.

Security experts say another 1,000 or so businesses have been similarly affected.

Last year, Target came forward and said 40 million credit card numbers were stolen from its database.