As of this morning Target announced that the breach impacted 70 million people. The last news release about this topic happened on Dec 27, 2013 when they acknowledged that the pin numbers were part of the data stolen.
They have also provided a webpage dedicated to providing information from Target to their customers: https://corporate.target.com/about/payment-card-issue.aspx?ref=sr_shorturl_paymentcardresponse
As you may, or may not, be aware an estimated 40 million credit and debit card numbers might have been stolen from Targets U.S. stores. The data comes from people who shopped there between Nov 27 and Dec 15, 2013. Lawsuits have been filed in at least Oregon, Illinois, and California with lawyers involved seeking class action status for all Target customers involved.
On the local news there have been stories of people who have noticed fraudulent charges on their credit cards and money withdrawn from bank accounts. The stories currently are trickling in as people become aware of the situation and check their accounts. During the rush of the holiday season it is easy to overlook a fraudulent transaction among several legitimate ones, so it is extra important to frequently, if not daily, check accounts.
What do you do if you shopped at Target during those dates?
- If you…
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