Report: Teen Created Software Used in Target Breach

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A 17-year-old male from Russia is believed to be the creator of malicious software that hackers used to get the information of more than 70 million Target customers, according to Fox News.

According to Fox News, a company called IntelCrawler is investigating the software used in the major breach.

The malware was also used to breach payment systems of six other retailers, according to Fox News.

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4 comments

  • Jujubean

    Bam what did I say Russians. Trust those people in that country are so jelouse of Americans they only know how to steal.

  • Paul

    This is someone the U.S. wants to hire, not persecute. Our cyber defenses are nil to none, not only in the business sector but the military one. Russia isn’t the only “enemy” out there, be it civil or militarily. And don’t think big – China is obvious. Even N. Korea is a major concern cyber wise.

    Enjoy your water? Electricity? Gas? Heat? Credit card use? Traffic lights (ok, no one likes the red ones). One man hitting one key can render all of those inoperative.

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