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Target Security Breach – Stolen Vendor Credentials used

Investigators are piecing together more of the puzzle, as security forensic analysis continues:

http://www.itpro.co.uk/hacking/21500/target-hackers-used-stolen-vendor-credentials-to-gain-access

QUOTE: US retailer Target said on Wednesday that the theft of a vendor’s credentials helped cyber criminals pull off a massive theft of customer data during the holiday shopping season in late 2013.  It was the first indication of how networks at the third largest US retailer were breached, resulting in the theft of about 40 million credit and debit card records and 70 million other records with customer information such as addresses and telephone numbers. “The ongoing forensic investigation has indicated that the intruder stole a vendor’s credentials, which were used to access our system,”

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