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Target-related malware was a side job for man living in Russia

Jeremy Kirk | Jan. 22, 2014
In a surprising TV interview, a 23-year-old living in Russia said he helped code a software program that experts believe was eventually modified to steal tens of millions of payment card details from Target.

And it's unlikely Shabayev will be able to offer more insight into the Target attack. Underground forum postings seen by IntelCrawler show the malware, which intercepted unencrypted card details at Target's point-of-sale terminals, was sold at least 40 times, posing a challenging digital trail for researchers to follow.

 

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