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Nov. 28, 2013: A shopper pays for her items at a cash register at a Target store in Colma, Calif., on Thanksgiving Day.

Jeff Chiu, AP

Secret Service investigating Target data breach

  • Associated Press
  • December 19, 2013 - 3:30 AM

NEW YORK — The Secret Service says it is investigating a credit- and debit-card data theft at Target stores.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary confirms the agency is investigating, but declined to provide further details.

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. did not respond to requests for comment. A MasterCard representative referred questions to Target.

Target has 1,797 stores in the U.S. and 124 in Canada.

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