Skip to comments.U.S. Secret Service visits refrigeration company in Target probe
Posted on 02/05/2014 4:43:06 PM PST by John W
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service visited the office of a Pennsylvania-based refrigeration contractor, Fazio Mechanical Services, in connection with an investigation of the Target Corp consumer data breach, a spokesman for the agency said on Wednesday.
Fazio is the largest refrigeration contractor in the Western Pennsylvania region, and Target is one of its clients, according to the Sharpsburg-based company's website.
A law enforcement source told Reuters that evidence suggests the hackers stole login credentials from Fazio and may have used the credentials to break into Target's network. The source added, however, that investigators were not sure that this was what happened, and it was possible the hackers used other ways to breach Target's network.
Representatives for Fazio could not be reached for comment.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
What a tangled web.
...could this be a cold case....
McAllen TX police and CBP picked up a couple Mexican shoppers that reportedly used stolen Target data to purchase merchandise at a number of big box stores. When the pair returned for another shopping spree they were caught at the border with another hundred fake cards.
Police arrested 27-year-old Mary Carmen Garcia and 28-year-old Daniel Guardiola Dominguez both from Monterrey, Mexico, as they tried to cross into the U.S. from Reynosa, Mexico, with 96 fraudulent credit credit cards in their possession...... account information stolen during the Target security breach was used to produce the credit cards.
The two Mexican nationals used cards containing the account information of South Texas Americans. The two used faked/forged cards to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise at national retailers in the area including Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us, according to McAllen, TX Police. Read more at toprightnews.com ...
NOTE WELL The nabbed Target hackers are Not Illegals. The two shown here are conniving Mexican citizens who crossed the US border legally for the express purpose of committing crimes against Americans.......and they are legion.
These hate-filled latino criminals have no compunction whatsoever. The Third World Entitlement Crowd steal whatever they can lay their hands on, hack millions of credit cards, hoard US dollars in Third World hellholes......they are parasites hollowing out the US from within.
Third World criminals have a visceral hatred against America and Americans. Imagine the crimes that will ensue once sap-happy Boobamba and vote-crazed Dems force these "organized criminals" on America.
AMNESTY ALERT Vote-crazed pols are using US gvt authority and tax dollars to foment hatred against America and Americans. The chilling "amnesty" bill hands over an eternal $100 million per year slush fund to the blood-thirsty La Raza.
Another amnesty provision absolves elected and appointed latinos
from prosecution for committing crimes in US public office.
NANCY SUCKS UP--will suck-up anything for power.
L-R--Sen. Robert Menendez, (D-NJ);
Dr. Salomon Melgen, currently under investigation;
Rep Nancy Pelosi;
Francisco J. Sanchez, Under Secy of Commerce for Intl Trade,
Emilio Sanchez, president and CEO of VOXXI
at the association of elected/appointed latinos gala in Washington.
(Photo/ Melgen's "Gimmee" ethnic solidarity website---Voxxi)
“Bob Vance, Vance Refridgeration”
I wonder how many companies are tied to the big box stores which enable hackers to walk in undetected?
Think Sears and Lowes.
Target and a smaller outfit is case # whatever.
There is data which shows around 78% of all breaches involve stolen passwords. Most involve other vectors as well.
I sincerely doubt a refrigeration company had any privileged access. They may have used it to exploit other vulnerabilities in the target network.
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