Target: Hackers stole vendor credentials

Target- Hackers stole vendor credentials

Target said Wednesday that hackers used stolen vendor credentials to breach its system during the holiday shopping season.

“The ongoing forensic investigation has indicated that the intruder stole a vendor’s credentials, which were used to access our system,” Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in a statement.

Earlier, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed the Justice Department is investigating the hacking.