Massive Security Breach at Target Leaves Shoppers Vulnerable to Theft

Millions of credit cards and debit cards stolen

A data breach at Target stores nationwide has left millions of customers vulnerable to having their bank account drained by thieves. The type of information stolen was “track data” and could be used by criminals to create replica cards which could potentially access the money from a victim’s bank account. After investigating, Target released a statement confirming that its stores were impacted starting on Nov. 27 and ending somewhere around Dec. 15, 2013. It is not yet clear who was responsible or how many cards were stolen by the thieves.

Original article by KrebsOnSecurity.
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