John Kindervag, a security analyst at Forrester Research, tells the Financial Times, “It shows that Target was aggregating a lot of data that was unnecessary for them in the back end.”
2 Comments The Media Seems To Be Missing Half Of The Target Story
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January 10, 2014

Via HackSurfer:

After reading story after story over the past week about the Target breach, I can't help but feel like part of the story is missing. By now everyone is familiar with the who, what, where and when of the situation – but we're consistently missing out on the WHY and, more importantly, the HOW of this breach.

It's understandable, at least partly. The why and the how are the two more difficult questions in journalism, and Target naturally isn't opening up on the how front while the investigation is underway. So far we've only received the usual details of malware and a "sophisticated" attack.

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