Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Data Breach Suspects Could Take Years To Find

April 18, 2014 11:00 AM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Data Breach Suspects Could Take Years To Find
" BOSTON (CBS) – It’s amazing how little we’ve heard about the security breach at Target considering how long ago it happened and how many people it affected.

And in light of another major breach at a retail chain – this time at Michael’s – more attention is being paid to these investigations.

The Secret Service, which handles cases like these, says it’s getting closer to figuring out how the person or people who did this actually managed to steal credit card numbers and personal information from tens of millions of shoppers.

The feds won’t say what that they know.

But Target, which is running its own investigation, believes the thieves cracked its systems by worming into computers owned by one of its vendors – likely a heating and refrigeration business.

Authorities say it’s a game of patience. And chances are they will eventually find who did this "

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