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Target To Testify Before Congress

CYBERSECURITY—U.S.

January 17, 2014

Reuters reports that Target has agreed to testify before the U.S. Congress next month on the data breach compromising more than 100 million customers. According to Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), the subcommittee on commerce, manufacturing and trade of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will also expect testimony from law enforcement officials, along with at least one representative from Target. “By examining these recent breaches and the consequences on consumer, we hope to gain a better understanding of the nature of these crimes and what steps can be taken to further protect information and limit cyber threats,” Terry said. Reuters and USA Today also each report on the current state of breach notification law in the U.S., and The Washington Post reports that the Target incident may be part of a much wider attack.
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