McAfee Says Target Breach Not As Sophisticated As Reported

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 9:44 PM EDT) -- McAfee Inc. on Monday refuted assertions that the massive data breach at Target Corp. was the work of cyberthieves using sophisticated technology, claiming in a new report that the hackers used common malware to infiltrate the company’s customized point-of-sale system.

As part of McAfee Lab’s threats report for the fourth quarter of 2013, the company — which is a subsidiary of Intel Corp. — offered its assessment of the headline-grabbing breach that compromised up to 110 million consumers’ financial data and other personal information as a...
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