Target’s cybersecurity event may have been preventable

New information shows that the threat was identified, but was not considered large enough to warrant immediate response

Target Corp.’s widely publicized cybersecurity fiasco this past holiday season resulted in a number of class action lawsuits and general displeasure from the public. That criticism may increase following revelations this week that Target identified the potential threat but neglected to act.

On March 13, the company released additional information on the attack, including word that it had detected the presence of malicious software during the time of the attack but declined to take action against it. While it is unknown whether the attack detected was the same one that stole information from millions of customers, the lapse in action is disconcerting for consumer advocates.

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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