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A customer signs a credit card statement next to a scanner in a Target store in Miami, Florida. The malicious computer tool used against the retailer in its massive credit card breach, called Kaptoxa, was revealed in a government report released January 16.  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
A customer signs a credit card statement next to a scanner in a Target store in Miami, Florida. The malicious computer tool used against the retailer in its massive credit card breach, called Kaptoxa, was revealed in a government report released January 16. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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The malicious computer program used against Target was revealed in a government report released yesterday.

Officials are calling the cyber attack operation "Kaptoxa," a Russian word that comes from a piece of code in the malware. Investigators say the malware used in the recent breach was partly written in Russian, though it's unclear whether the attack originated in Russia.

Winnie O'Kelley, an editor for Bloomberg News, speaks with Here & Now's Robin Young about this recent development in the Target breach.

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This segment aired on January 17, 2014.

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