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US dealer loses data of 70 million customers target

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

The US retailer target informed that their personal data were stolen by 70 million customers. These included the name, address, telephone number and E-Mail address. The now recognised and reported data loss occurred in the course of a leak apparently between November 27 and December 15.

Already end of 2013 namely target had must admit that 40 million credit and bank card numbers had been stolen from him. Security experts said this made ten for one up to twenty times increase in the number of offers for credit card numbers on the black market.

Apparently, target customer card holders who bought between late November and mid-December when the electronics chain are affected. "I know it's frustrating for our guests to know that these data were stolen, now and we are very sorry they have to go through this," writes Greg Steinhafel, who is also Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of target. "I would like to you point out also, that precise knowledge and disclosure of the facts for me and all target employees is very important."

The customer according to the information of the target must not be for any fraudulent charges. Each interested party also receives one year free Kontenüberwachung and identity theft protection.

Beyond the cost of the incident has impacted business on target: it had since raised its sales forecast for the fourth quarter lower, as it observed after becoming aware of the gap "significantly noted sales".

[with material by Don Reisinger,]

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