abc
QUICK LINKS:

Target Data Breach Worse than Previously Thought

Updated: 01/10/2014 2:12 PM
Created: 01/10/2014 8:20 AM WDIO.com

NEW YORK (AP) - Target says more people than it first thought were affected by a data breach it revealed last month, and more kinds of personal information have been compromised.

The nation's second-largest discount chain says an investigation has found that hackers stole personal information from as many as 70 million customers.

Last month, the company said the breach affected about 40 million credit and debit cards used in its stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. It now says shoppers who made purchases outside that time frame could have been targeted.

Target originally said thieves obtained customers' names, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, PINs and the embedded code on the magnetic strip on the back of cards. It now says information stolen also includes phone numbers, mailing addresses and email addresses.

The company says customers won't be liable for the cost of any fraudulent charges stemming from the breach. And it says it will offer a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to people who shopped at its stores.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Front Page

  • No Criminal Charges for Superior Officer in Controversial Arrest

    Superior Police Chief Charles F. LaGesse announced Monday morning the Bayfield County District Attorney has issued his decision about the actions of Officer George Gothner during the arrest of Natasha Lancour.

  • Early Voting Begins in Wisconsin

    Municipal clerks across Wisconsin began accepting ballots Monday. Early voting hours generally run from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. weekdays, however local clerks can set their own hours within those perimeters. Early voting ends Oct. 31.

  • Touchstone Award Finalist: SOAR Career Solutions and CORP

    A program that helps people transition back to society after prison has been recognized for its good work, by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation.

  • Wisconsin Man Pedals for Pipeline Awareness

    An 80-year old Wisconsin man is boarding his bike and traveling across 16 counties in Wisconsin to raise awareness to what he sees as the threats Enbridge pipelines could have on public safety and the environment. 

  • Folks Rock Out To Support Breast Cancer Survivors

    Breast cancer survivors and their supporters were rocking out for a cause Sunday. The event was organized by Circle of Hope. It's a non-profit that supports breast cancer patients by helping them financially.

 
Advertisement