BUSINESS
03/13/2014 08:15 am ET Updated Mar 13, 2014

Missed Alarms and 40 Million Stolen Credit Card Numbers: How Target Blew It

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The biggest retail hack in U.S. history wasn’t particularly inventive, nor did it appear destined for success. In the days prior to Thanksgiving 2013, someone installed malware in Target’s (TGT) security and payments system designed to steal every credit card used at the company’s 1,797 U.S. stores.

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