New experiment tracks credit card data as it travels through the criminal web

What happens to a credit card number once it leaks onto the web? It's an important question, as data breaches dump more and more personal data onto the web each month, but there's still little understanding of how the information travels once it's outside a company's grasp. As security firms struggle to detect breaches earlier and faster, a new study is shedding light on how far and fast that data might travel in the wake of an intrusion.

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