Top state attorneys scrutinize Target data breach

Holiday shopping at Target.

(Credit: Target)

Several attorneys general are investigating Target’s massive data security breach and discussed the matter with the retailer on Monday.

In addition to talking with state attorneys, Target also said it is working with federal agencies to investigate the data breach: “We can confirm that we are actively partnering with the United States Secret Service and the Department of Justice on the ongoing investigation into the malware that affected Target’s point-of-sale system in our U.S. stores. Due to the nature of the investigation, the Secret Service has asked not to share many of the details of the forensics and investigation.”

It’s no surprise that Target has received a “high volume” of calls over the recent theft of in-store credit card information. The stolen information has already showed up on the black market. The company said in a blog post that it’s communicated with 17 million guests via e-mail.

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Posted in CNET on Dec 24th, 2013 by In The News Team   

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