American Banker-2/18/14: Target’s cybersecurity staff urged the retailer to review the security of its payments system at least two months before hackers compromised its network, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.At least one Target intelligence analyst recommended that the store conduct an in-depth review of its payment systems’ vulnerability to malware, a former employee told theJournal. But Target initially postponed the review, leaving it exposed to the attack that compromised 40 million cardholders’ credit and debit card numbers and 70 million customers’ phone numbers and email addresses.
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