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Target says 40 million credit, debit card accounts may be breached
Target says 40 million credit, debit card accounts may be breached

Target said Thursday that data on 40 million of its customers’ credit and debit card accounts may have been breached by cyber-crooks during the busy holiday season. The Minneapolis retailer said the unauthorized access – which occurred between the Nov. 27 start of Black Friday weekend and Dec. 15 – may mean that criminals now have shoppers’ names, payment card numbers, expiration dates and three-digit security codes at their disposal. The breach affects Target patrons who made purchases at U.S. stores, the company said. The chain said it is working closely with law enforcement agencies and financial institutions, “putting all appropriate resources behind...

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