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17-year-old may be behind Target security hack

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(KCEN) -- New information on the security hack that hit Target stores reveals that it may have been the work of a teenager.

The breach compromised the credit card numbers and the personal information of millions of Target customers.

Security firm Intercrawler says the malware was written by a 17-year-old with roots in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Sinch last March more than 40 versions of the malware have been sold around the world.

Cybersecurity experts warn the malware may have already infected other retailers, and more breaches may happen as a result.

Neiman Marcus is another victim of the breach.

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