Hackers accessed Target’s network using credentials stolen from a contractor

Customers might have to be worried about another range of companies thanks to the Target credit card security breach. The retailer reported that the initial intrusion into its network was traced back to credentials stolen from Fazio Mechanical Services, a refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning company hired by Target. Hackers used the stolen credentials between November 15th and November 28th to upload card-stealing malware to many of Target’s cash registers, and within a month, completely infiltrate the system.

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