Friday, February 7, 2014
Target credit card hackers got in through the HVAC system
CNET No, they didn't crawl in through the air ducts, "Mission Impossible"-style, but the hackers responsible for the Target credit card breach apparently accessed the company's secure network via credentials exposed by Fazio Mechanical Services. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning company performed contract work for Target and apparently was given the keys to the company's network. Those keys were stolen, and the rest, as they say, is history -- as is the sanctity of 110 million customers' private information.