17-Year-Old Created Malware Used In Target Breach: Report
Security researchers at IntelCrawler say a 17-year-old boy in Ukraine created the malware that hackers reportedly used in the Target data breach.By Collin Ruane | January 18, 2014
After millions of shoppers fell victim to massive data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, a new report shows the mastermind behind the malware used in the attacks is a 17-year-old boy.
That's according to security researchers for IntelCrawler. IntelCrawler's president said while finding out who might be behind the vicious malware is a step in the right direction, it doesn't tell investigators who's responsible for the recent attacks on popular retailers.
"He is still visible for us, but the real bad actors responsible for the past attacks on retailers such as Target and Neiman Marcus were just his customers."