AG Holder Says Feds Are Probing Target Hacking

By NBCNews.com

Published 01/29 2014 12:09PM

Updated 01/29 2014 12:10PM

The Justice Department is investigating the hacking of consumer data from Target Corp., U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.

Testifying at a U.S. Senate hearing, Holder said the department will seek not only to find the perpetrators of the breach but also "any individuals and groups who exploit that data via credit card fraud."

Target has said a breach of its networks during the busy holiday shopping period resulted in the theft of about 40 million credit and debit card records and 70 million other records with customer information such as addresses and telephone numbers.

The Secret Service usually takes the lead in credit card breach investigations for the federal government.

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