Target: 40M card accounts may be breached
Thanks to our friend, owner of Denver Lifestyle Realty, Rick Janson, for posting this critical update about a recent discovery that Target was hit by a hacker who got their hands on millions of credit card account numbers. Here is the headline followed by a direct link to WTOP/103.5 FM for the Full Article by ANNE D’INNOCENZIO. TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT WTOP’s website CLICK ON THIS SENTENCE.
Brian Krebs, computer security expert and Krebs on Security blog writer
Target has good security measures, but it was still susceptible to a breach. Download
AP Business Writers
Thursday – 12/19/2013, 2:14pm ET
Target says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The chain said customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards.