Target credit card hackers stole mechanical contractor's credentials to break in

Hackers downloaded malware onto the point-of-sale card readers of Target stores, stealing the credit and debit card information of 40 million customers. Cyber crime expert and former Washington Post staffer Brian Krebs reports new information. The U.S. Secret Service has visited the offices of Fazio Mechanical Services, Sharpsburg, Pa. Initial speculation was that Fazio had network credentials for energy monitoring.

THE INVESTIGATION into the security breach at Target stores that lead to the theft of credit card data of millions of shoppers is now focusing on the mechanical contractor. Multiple news sources have reported that authorities are talking to Fazio Mechanical Services, Sharpsburg, Pa.

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