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Target says attackers used stolen vendor credentials to gain access

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January 30, 2014

Target says attackers used stolen vendor credentials to gain access The retailer has updated and limited access controls as the investigation into the data breach continues

By Jeremy Kirk | IDG News Service

Target said Wednesday that intruders accessed its systems by using credentials "stolen" from a vendor, one of the first details the retailer has revealed about how hackers got inside.

The vendor was not identified. A Target spokeswoman said she had no further details to share.

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As the forensic investigation continues, the spokeswoman said Target has taken measures to secure its network, such as updating access controls and in some cases, limiting access to its...(continued)

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