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U.S. attorney general confirms probe of Target breach

New York -- Testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that the Justice Department is investigating the consumer data breach at Target Corp.

"While we generally do not discuss specific matters under investigation, I can confirm the Department is investigating the breach involving the U.S. retailer, Target," Holder said in his statement to senators,.”

Holder said the department is committed not only to finding the perpetrators of these sorts of data breaches, but also “any individuals and groups who exploit that data via credit card fraud.”

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