Cybercriminals aren’t knocking at the front door of Northwest Arkansas. They’ve already let themselves in through the back window.
In what’s being called the global pandemic of cybercrime, it seems this region is not immune. Just take a look at some of the bigger hacks that have unfolded since Christmas: Target, The Home Depot, P.F. Chang’s, Goodwill Industries and Dairy Queen. All of them have franchise locations here in Northwest Arkansas.
And what’s really alarming is that a Ukraine-based hacker known as Rescator is associated with some of those hacks. According to a story published by Bloomberg Businessweek, at some point in the recent past, Rescator had 3,685 Fayetteville credit card numbers for sale.
And don’t forget about what happened in August.... [ MORE ]