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HVAC Tech Unknowingly Serves as Entry Point for TGT Hack

This is an interesting hacker story for sure.  Last year, we heard about hackers breaking into Target's (NYSE: TGT) network and stealing 40 million credit/debit card numbers.  How did they manage to do so, we ask?  The process began simply by stealing an HVAC contractor's system log-in informatiion. 

From there, the hackers were able to access Target's network.  It was just a matter of sifting through until the hackers found the "good stuff:" the debit/credit card information.  A Target spokeswoman confirmed this report, but would not answer specifics.