Phishing email led to Target cyberattack
from Chain Store Age
A "phishing" attack using an email containing malware reportedly enabled hackers to gain access to Target's computer network in 2013. According to security blogger Brian Krebs, an employee at the HVAC vendor Fazio Mechanical in Sharpsburg, Penn. which includes Target among its clients, opened a fraudulent email that allowed hackers to enter Fazio's network and take over a computer.
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