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David Kennedy, the hacking expert that shook the country this week with his congressional testimony about the security failures of HealthCare.gov, explained Sunday how he was able to penetrate the site.
“There’s a technique called, what we call ‘passive reconnaissance,’” Kennedy explained to “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, “which allows us to query and look at how the website operates and performs.”
“And these type of attacks that I’m mentioning here, and the 70,000 [personal records Kennedy found] that you’re referencing, is very easy to do,” Kennedy continued. “It’s a rudimentary type attack that doesn’t actually attack the website itself. It extracts information from it without actually having to go into the system.”
Target confirmed Thursday that previous reports about the unauthorized access of customers' credit card data were true.
In a press release posted on the Target website, the Minneapolis-based retailer admitted that approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted by the breach.
Affected customers made purchases in U.S. stores from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, 2013.
Target is currently working with law enforcement and financial institutions to resolve the issue.
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That's where my train of thought is going.
Hope you have room for lots of people down your rabbit hole!
It kind of looks like government oversight of the internet might be an option the potus might consider?