Target credit card hacking may include other stores

(CNN) – The malware responsible for a cyber-security breach affecting Target stores may be more widespread than originally thought.

An international and nearly undetectable malware may have corrupted point of sale systems of multiple retailers.

A bulletin distributed to retailers by the Department of Homeland Security suggests the shocking holiday breach affecting Target stores across the country has “potentially infected a large number of retail operations” – a cyber attack that has already compromised the credit card data of 40 million Target customers and the information of up to 70 million more.

“Now, with this new information that many other retailers could potentially been breached, that number could potentially double in the next couple of weeks,” said Robert Siciliano of Mcafee Online Security Expert. 

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