ID, Password

Target hack investigation looks at vendor ID credentials

Target: Cybercrooks used stolen vendor ID to hack into system (Star Tribune)

Target Corp. said Wednesday that the huge data breach it suffered late last year happened after an intruder stole a vendor’s credentials and used them to gain access to the company’s computer system.

A Target spokeswoman wouldn’t identify the vendor or type of credentials because the retailer is in the midst of forensic and criminal investigations into the malware attack, where cybercrooks hijacked debit and credit card information from up to 110 million people.

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