Pennsylvania vendor confirms link to Target data probe

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minneapolis-based Target isn’t
commenting on reports that a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration
company is being investigated as the possible portal through which
computer hackers stole credit card numbers from 40 million of the
store’s customers.
Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder says the 1,800-store chain isn’t commenting because the investigation is
ongoing.
Fazio
Mechanical Services Inc., of Sharpsburg, has issued a statement saying
it was the victim of a "sophisticated cyberattack operation" that is
linked to the U.S. Secret Service investigation of the Target data
breach.
Internet security bloggers identified the company as the
third-party vendor through which hackers accessed Target’s customer
information. Target had previously told reporters the store believed
hackers accessed customer information through a vendor’s computer
system.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minneapolis-based Target isn’t
commenting on reports that a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration
company is being investigated as the possible portal through which
computer hackers stole credit card numbers from 40 million of the
store’s customers.
Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder says the 1,800-store chain isn’t commenting because the investigation is
ongoing.
Fazio
Mechanical Services Inc., of Sharpsburg, has issued a statement saying
it was the victim of a "sophisticated cyberattack operation" that is
linked to the U.S. Secret Service investigation of the Target data
breach.
Internet security bloggers identified the company as the
third-party vendor through which hackers accessed Target’s customer
information. Target had previously told reporters the store believed
hackers accessed customer information through a vendor’s computer
system.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.