Target breach appears to be part of broader scam that affected several retailers, report says

  • by: ANNE D'INNOCENZIO , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 7:48 PM

NEW YORK — The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday season appears to have been part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that potentially affected a large number of retailers, according to a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.

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