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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:38 am | Updated: 11:05 am, Thu Apr 17, 2014.

WASHINGTON — Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target’s computer systems last December.

But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40,000 debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers and other personal information from as many as 70 million people in the pre-Christmas breach.

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