UNITED STATES.- Last year, Target Corporation reveled that data thieves managed to break its stores's security systems and steal the credit and debt card information of millions of its customers who shopped from November 27th to December 15th, while the latest reports have it that maybe even information from customers before those dates might have also been stollen.
"Names, email addresses, telephone numbers", among other precious data like PIN number for debit and credits cards could've been stolen. Target has warned customers to constantly check their bank statements and accounts for any irregularities, and be on alert, even willing to make changes to their passwords, and other security features.
Investigations were immediately opened in order to catch those responsible, and the first people suspected of using some of the stolen credit card information from last year were aprehended this past weekend, according to the Mexican government's news agency, Notimex. Its report says that 27 year-old María Carmen García and 28 year-old Guardiola Domínguez, both Mexican nationals, were detained by police in McAllen, Texas, accused of being involved in the Target incident.
The McAllen police chief, Victor Rodríguez, declared that the couple was aprehended while crossing the border from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, to the U.S., as they were suspecting that the credit cards used by them were from the hacker attack on the retail giant that affected close to 100 million people.
"We have received information about their activities and order to detain them. We were able to do so when they were trying to cross back into Mexico. During the arrest, we discovered that they carried with them more stolen credit card information" said authorities about the Mexicans. "We believe that the information from the credit cards came from [last year's] security breach."
Total confirmation hasn't been given though, but if found guilty, they would be the first to be in relation to the attack, although there are now reports that a 17 year-old Russian teenager was the author of the malaware, called BlackPOS, responsible for the attack carried out by around 60 cybercriminals around the world.