Target’s Network Breach

Target’s corporate network was breached between November 27th, 2013 to December 15th, 2013 that resulted in 110 million credit cards and personal records being stolen. This data breach happened during the busiest days for retailers between the hours of 10:00am to 6:00pm. When I heard about this data breach in the news, I assumed that the attack was so sophisticated that it might have been difficult for Target to preempt it. But as I started to read articles on the breach, it became clear that although the attack used a combination of social engineering, phishing and malware techniques but it was not a…