Russian teen ID'd as author of malware used against retailers

  • Article by: Washington Post
  • Updated: January 19, 2014 - 6:37 AM

Security firm IntelCrawler said it has identified a Russian teenager as the author of the malware probably used in the cyberattacks against Target and Neiman Marcus, and that it expects more retailers to acknowledge that their systems were breached.

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d434478Jan. 18, 14 7:21 PM

A 17 year old is all it take to hack Target's IT systems? Feeling great about that..NOT!

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localguyJan. 18, 14 9:32 PM

"Andrew Komarov, the chief executive of IntelCrawler, identified the software last March and reported it to Symantec and other security firms." If the security firms knew about this last March, why weren't the retailers ready for it?

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mankatoeastJan. 19, 1412:11 PM

I had my checking account broke in and they wrote a check for $400 bucks,but the bank caught it. Plus there is 1000's like me. Now target.They better start coming with a new plan.

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mglovettJan. 19, 1411:48 PM

So has a warrant been issued?

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jackpinesavJan. 20, 14 9:37 AM

This problem has been know for years. Our vaunted banks and credit card companies have NOT wanted to pay to fix it with digital cards. Now they will but customers will pay for most of it. "they" have a plan all right .

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gailycJan. 20, 14 3:50 PM

I knew it! I have been saying all along that it is some teenaged kid living in his mother's basement in Russia/Eastern Bloc. Pretty damn precocious for 17 years old.

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