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Target says 40 million credit, debit cards possibly breached
Target says 40 million credit, debit cards possibly breached

MINNEAPOLIS — Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The chain said that customers who made purchases using their cards at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have been exposed. The Minneapolis company said it immediately told authorities and financial institutions once it became aware of the breach and that it is teaming with a third-party forensics firm to investigate the matter. It. said it is putting all “appropriate resources” toward the issue. Target Corp. advised customers who suspect there has been unauthorized...

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