May 8, 2024 1 min read

In 2013, Target suffered a substantial cyber attack, affecting 41 million payment cards and compromising the personal information of approximately 70 million customers. This attack, orchestrated via a spear phishing campaign targeting a third-party vendor, allowed the attackers to infiltrate Target's network. Subsequently, they deployed malware to capture customer payment information over two months. The attack not only led to the CEO's departure but also resulted in significant financial repercussions for Target. The company incurred around $290 million in costs, encompassing fines, remediation efforts, consulting fees, and other related expenses, in an attempt to mitigate the damage and resolve nationwide claims brought against it.


"id": "tar204050824",
"linkid": "target",
"type": "Ransomware",
"date": "09/2014",
"severity": "100",
"impact": "5",
"explanation": "Attack threatening the organization’s existence"

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