Target says it didn't act on early alert of cyber breach

Mar 13, 2014, 11:13 PM EDT
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Target Corp's security software detected potentially malicious activity during last year's massive data breach, but its staff decided not to take immediate action, the No. 3. U.S. retailer said on Thursday. "With the benefit of hindsight, we are investigating whether if different judgments had been made the outcome may have been different," company spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in a statement.
Background:
Target says it declined to act on early alert of cyber breach [Reuters]
Target security systems detected breach [Fox Business]

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