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Malware Author Identified In Target Data Theft Case

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(WLNS) - The author of the malware used in the data thefts at Target has been identified, according to our media partners at WNEM.

A teenager in Russia is the author of the malware that was used in the Target cyber attack. The same malware may be to blame for a possible Neiman Marcus data theft. This is according to IntelCrawler, a security firm. The firm is warning retailers to be prepared for more.

IntelCrawler says the Target data theft was the result of malware that infected Target's system. The malware, called BlackPOS was written by a 17-year-old.

The cyber attack affected about 70 million customers.

 

 

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