Target ignored warnings about the hack
March 14 , 2014
Target definitely had a top-notch security software that could have prevented last year's massive hack. The software kept screaming that something was wrong in advance and the company reportedly had sufficient time to fix it.
Turns out that the software program from firm FireEye first detected malware on Nov. 30, which was before hackers began to steal the data.
Blogger John Biggs of TechCrush notes that this story could be an effort by the security firm to secure its own reputation. "If Target couldn't be bothered to delete the malware, this piece suggests it's not FireEye's fault."