AG Holder confirms Target data breach investigation by DOJ

An estimated 40 million credit and debit cards were stolen from Target’s system

After an estimated 40 million credit and debit cards were breached and names, addresses and phone numbers for nearly 70 million people were swiped, one would expect that it was only a matter of time before the Department of Justice (DOJ) decided to do a little investigating of its own of retail giant Target.

On Jan. 29, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed to the Senate Judiciary Committee what many had suspected: The DOJ will investigate the massive data breach and determine how the retailer had let the incident occur.

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