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Target Hackers Tapped Vendor Credentials
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cbabcock
cbabcock,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/31/2014 | 12:09:21 AM
Point of sale or Target pointing in the wrong direction?
The successful point of sale attacks that I remember hearing about involved planting a sniffer at the point of sale or swapping out its hardware for the attacker's, without anyone noticing. The magnitude of the Target breach always seemed to me to more likely be a central server attack that yielded a motherlode of stolen personal information.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2014 | 11:41:48 PM
Re: Wake Up, World
Microsoft dominates the market.  Saying that "most security breach victims use Microsoft" is like saying "most murderers have watched a violent movie."
M1ch43L
M1ch43L,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/30/2014 | 10:08:57 PM
Stolen Credentials
So the Target spokesperson says "...the intruder stole a vendor's credentials which were used to access our system". Okay, did the stolen credentials allow admin privileges on these systems at Target or did Target not implement least privilege? Apparently Target is indicating these stolen credentials allowed the hacker to unload a PII database of 70M records and steal 40M credit cards. Also, why did it take weeks for Target to learn of the breaches?

Breaches such as this are typically multidimensional. So stolen credentials, along with SQL injection, along with malware distribution, etc. shouldn't shock anyone. It's time for Target to come clean and lay out everything they know about these attacks. Dripping out pieces of information weekly is doing no one any good. If they truly don't know what happened after more than two months then I highly recommend you never charge anything at their stores or ever give them your personal information. Can you imagine if the airlines had been allowed to not share air disaster information after a crash? Airline safety would have never improved. But instead the airlines are required to share the information and over the years air safety has been dramatically improved.

 
anon5823034364
anon5823034364,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/30/2014 | 9:32:06 PM
Really?
Did you really base your whole article on what someone suspects happened and what 'sounds like' a SQL injection? This is the worse kind of journalism.  This topic is highly complex and requires a level of expertise to give any guidance to readers.  The very thought that one system or piece of software could cause this kind of breach is what leads companies to have a false sense of security related to what software they have installed. The management software would not control the firewall that would allow 11gb of data to be transmitted out of the country. Malware wouldnt be effective against properly encrypted data. Stick to the facts. The IW brand deserves your diligence.  
PaulS681
PaulS681,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/30/2014 | 8:36:04 PM
Re: Wake Up, World
@asksqn... I dont think you can blame MS here. First of all we don't know what software was hacked first. We also don't know how the vendors account was hacked. Someone could have given info out over the phone or via email that, unknowing to them, was used to gain entry into the system. The reason MS is always hacked is because it has the market. I can say with confidence if Apple or Linux had the market then they would be getting hacked.
PaulS681
PaulS681,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/30/2014 | 8:30:55 PM
SCCM
I manage SCCM on a network and I can see if it was hacked how easy it would be to push out a virus. When configured correctly it works great. In this case a little too great.
asksqn
asksqn,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2014 | 4:20:22 PM
Wake Up, World
Yet another reason **not** to use MS infrastructure.  It speaks to apparently wholesale naivety that any big box retailer would use anything from MS given that mass breaches have demonstrated time and again that using MS products = imminent security breach. 


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