Seth - it sounds like you work for Target and or Fazio. This will in all likely hood put Target out of business and you are soft pedaling it, like it is standard in the business to have lax security.
Nnnnnope. You're missing the point(s).
1) It's way too easy for a determined hacker to acquire the necessary data to perform an attack like this on virtually any company.
2) Even with stringent security measures, phishing can circumvent almost anything, because humans have the keys and humans can be tricked into giving the keys to a criminal.
There's a larger issue here than just Target or Fazio. No one's saying they did everything right (in the case of Fazio, they definitely screwed up), but it could have been a hack on just about any big company via any number of that company's contractors.
Also, if you think this will put Target out of business, you must live on a different planet than the rest of us or something.
Well, they are self insured, only have about 1.2 billion in reserve to cover this thing and they have no customers.
He may have a point. I haven't been to Target since I heard of the breach, and I don't plan to either.
Any company that can't keep data secure ~all of the time~ has no business with my card's information on their servers. They offered me a years worth of free credit security and I took it, but I don't plan on shopping with them again for a long, long time.
Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.
Target isn't going anywhere... Let's not kid ourselves. Sure their reputation has been affected but people will forget and it will be back to business as usual.
I'm wondering why an HVAC company was issued credentials with so much access on the network.
Contractors should be in a totally separate OU and be set to expire very shortly after being issued.
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