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US 'committed' to hunting down Target hackers

Published on Jan 30, 2014 7:30 AM
 
United States Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department and the reform of government surveillance programs, in Washington on Jan 29, 2014. Authorities are committed to hunting down the hackers blamed for a massive data breach at United States retail giant Target, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Authorities are committed to hunting down the hackers blamed for a massive data breach at United States retail giant Target, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.

Up to 110 million customers had their personal data stolen from the popular store during the year-end holiday shopping season.

"The Department of Justice takes seriously reports of any data breach, particularly those involving personally identifiable or financial information, and looks into allegations that are brought to its attention," Mr Holder told lawmakers in Washington.

"I can confirm the department is investigating the breach involving the US retailer, Target," he said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

 
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