Justice Department looking into Target data breach

dataThe Target data breach that has affected up to 110 million people is now under scrutiny by the US Justice Department.

Speaking before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Wednesday, US Attorney General Eric Holder said his office is evaluating and enforcing “privacy protections and other safeguards concerning data possessed by government as well as the private sector.” More specifically, Holder said that his office is trying to find the criminals who are behind the Target data breach and anyone who might be using the stolen information for gain.

“While we generally do not discuss specific matters under investigation, I can confirm the Department is investigating the breach involving the US retailer, Target,” Holder said. “And we are committed to working to find not only the perpetrators of these sorts of data breaches – but also any individuals and groups who exploit that data via credit card fraud.”  More

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