Target Corp (TGT) said on Wednesday that the cyber criminals who breached its system used credentials they stole from one of the retailer's vendors.
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"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.
She declined to elaborate on what type of credentials were taken from the vendor.
(Reporting by Jim Finkle. Editing by Andre Grenon)