January 17th, 2014
04:48 AM ET

Target Security Update

This morning on 'New Day' – New questions about the security breach at Target and other retailers. A new report suggests at least 6 more stores have yet to tell customers their personal information has also been stolen.

Join us at 6am ET on CNN.

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Get caught up with our piece from Friday, January 17th:

Investigators probing the recent holiday season cyberattack are warning retailers about sophisticated malware that potentially affected a large number of stores.

A homeland security official said Thursday that the malware is described in a government report that has been distributed to retailers.

The warning follows a massive breach at Target that compromised credit card numbers and other personal information on up to 110 million customers.

A private firm working on the investigation, iSIGHT Partners, said the hackers behind the malware "displayed innovation and a high degree of skill in orchestrating the various components of the activity."

"It's not necessarily the specific malware components individually that make this new or sophisticated, but it's really the size or scale of this operation at large that makes this unique," said Tiffany Jones, senior vice president at iSIGHT Partners.

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  1. robert thomas

    I believe the Snowden info was leaked to the Russians by Snowden in his bid for asylum. Now we are seeing the backlash. The Russian mob and others have been able to use the information to hack. The press has played this guy as some kind of hero, but in the end he screwed everyone.

    January 17, 2014 at 9:04 am | Reply

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