TV News LIES

Thursday, Oct 30th

Last update08:43:58 PM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Reports: Target warned before data breach

Reports: Target warned before data breach

E-mail Print PDF

TargetTarget's computer security staff advised the retailer to review the security of its payment card system at least two months before hackers stole 40 million credit and debit card numbers from its servers, according to several reports published Friday.

Citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, The Wall Street Journal and American Banker published stories on their websites that said at least one intelligence analyst at the Minneapolis-based retailer wanted to do a more thorough security review of its payment systems' vulnerability to malware, but the request was brushed off.

The warning came at the time Target was updating those payment terminals, which can open security risks, and as the retailer was preparing for the holiday season. After updating the terminals, analysts would have had less time to find holes in the new system.

A former employee told the Journal that the analyst's concern came after the federal government and private research firms had distributed memos last spring and summer, warning companies about the emergence of new types of malicious computer code targeting payment terminals.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Plane crashes into building at Kansas Mid-Continent Airport

kansas airport accidentA small plane has crashed at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke...

Pro Publica: The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster

Red Cross disastern 2012, two massive storms pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless,...

GPS data at time of shooting should clear Baltimore man's conviction

Lamont DavisLamont Davis has a seemingly ironclad alibi for why he can’t have been the triggerman in...

Supreme Court stays Missouri inmate's execution

mark ChristesonThe U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday halted the execution of a Missouri man who killed a...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!