Missteps at Target underlined

Posted: March 27, 2014 at 5:02 a.m.

Ellen Richey, chief legal officer of Visa Inc., responds to a question Wednesday during a Senate hearing on Target’s data breach. At the table with Richey are John Mulligan (second from right), chief financial officer of Target Corp., Wallace Loh, president of the University of Maryland, and Edith Ramirez, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.

A Target Corp. executive told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that the retailer had clues about a data breach that affected millions of customers weeks before responding and is now investigating why the company took so long to react.

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