“Statement on Target Data Breach” Released by Fazio Mechanical

ControlTrends thanks Paul Burke, VP, M&M Controls out of Timonium, MD for passing along Fazio Mechanical’s Official Statement on the Target Data Breach. Fazio Mechanical wasn’t monitoring any of Target’s facilities remotely; rather, the data connection was exclusively for (Target’s) electronic billing, contract submission and project management.


Statement on Target data breach

Fazio Mechanical Services, Inc. places paramount importance on assuring the security of confidential customer data and information. While we cannot comment on the on-going federal investigation into the technical causes of the breach, we want to clarify important facts relating to this matter:

• Fazio Mechanical does not perform remote monitoring or control of heating, cooling or refrigeration systems for Target.

• Our data connection with Target was exclusively for electronic billing, contract submission and project management, and Target is the only customer for whom we manage these processes on a remote basis. No other customers have been affected by the breach.

• Our IT system and security measures are in full compliance with industry practices.

• Fazio Mechanical is not the subject of the federal investigation

Like Target, we are a victim of a sophisticated cyber attack operation. We are fully cooperating with the Secret Service and Target to identify the possible cause of the breach and to help create proactive remedies to enhance the security of client/vendor connections make them less vulnerable to future breaches.

Ross E. Fazio
President and Owner
Fazio Mechanical Services, Inc.


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