Security firm links teen to Target breach

Security firm links teen to Target breach
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 9:15am

A security firm believes a teenager in Russia is responsible for the malware used in a cyberattack on Target. The breach compromised the credit card numbers and the personal information of millions of Target customers.

In a statement published on Friday, security firm Intercrawler says the malware was written by a 17-year-old with roots in St. Petersburg. Experts say the first sample of the code was finished last March. Since then, they say more than 40 versions of the malware have been sold around the world.

Cybersecurity experts warn the malware may have already infected other retailers and more breaches may happen as a result.

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