A new Department of Homeland Security report due out today confirms that the Target credit card scanner hack from this past winter was much broader than originally thought. The New York Times says that same hack is affecting more than 1,000 U.S. businesses.
While it's been widely reported since Wednesday that Fazio Mechanical Services was the third party vendor whose login information the Target hackers hijacked, president and owner Ross E. Fazio has finally put out an official statement confirming his company's role in the attack.
Authorities may have finally pinpointed the source of the massive Target security breach that allowed hackers to swipe the credit and debit card information of up to 40 million customers. So who's the culprit? One extremely unfortunate HVAC maintenance man.
Target's heart may be in the right place, but its latest blunder in the holiday hacking fiasco proves that the company still has quite a bit of learning to do when it comes to restoring consumer confidence. Lesson number one: If you're going to make a conciliatory gesture through email, for god's sake, don't make it…