Target Security Breach Continues – Names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email for up to 70 million individuals stolen.


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Today, Target announced that the security breach on customer data is even more widespread than first announced. In addition to credit card information that was compromised between Nov 27th – December 15th, 2003, Target announced today that the names, mailing addresses, phone number and email addresses for up to 70 million individuals has been stolen.

In an announcement on the Target website:

Guests will have zero liability for the cost of any fraudulent charges arising from the breach. To provide further peace of mind, Target is offering one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to all Target guests who shopped our U.S stores. Guests will have three months to enroll in the program. Additional details will be shared next week.


Personally, I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Target. I love their marketing, the design of their stores, and of course their store coupons and savings programs. But I’ve always found the atmosphere a bit arrogant. From (some) of the cashiers, to Target associates stocking shelves making me feel I was in their way by merely existing, all the way to the CEO’s response to this massive security breach.

For in-depth information on the 2013 Target Security Breach, I recommend KrebOnSecurity blog.

He is the reporter to first break the story of the Target Security Breach and has done an incredible job of following the path to the  underground markets where the credit data is available for purchase.  It’s eye-opening and pretty scary when you think about it.


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