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Target Data Breach Resulted from Unsecure Third-Party Vendor’s Computer Systems

The target data breach, which resulted from a compromised third-party vendor, has spread to Walmart and Costco customers. The third-party contractor, an HVAC firm known as Fazio, handled Target’s air-conditioning and heating systems. When attackers compromised Fazio’s computer systems, they were able to find passwords and user IDs for systems at Target, Costco, and Walmart.

While most businesses have third-party vendors, many of these businesses fail to consider the security measures those third-party vendors have in place. If you’re working with third-party vendors, make sure they’re securing their systems to prevent unauthorized access to your sensitive information.

To learn more about the Target data breach, give us a call at (831) 753 -7677 or send us an email at info@alvareztg.com. Alvarez Technology Group can help you stay up to date on the latest security threats and cyber-attacks. 

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