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    Target says data breach up to 110 mn customers
    AFP
    4 hours ago

    A newly-opened Target store is pictured on October 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois (AFP Photo/Scott Olson)

    New York (AFP) - Giant US retailer Target said Friday that up to 110 million customers have had their personal data stolen in a data breach, sharply raising its initial estimate.

    The number of people affected represented one in three Americans, and the scope of the information stolen was much broader than originally thought, Target admitted.

    Target initially reported on December 19 that payment card data of some 40 million customers had been obtained by hackers during the year-end holiday shopping season.

    The stolen information included credit and debit card data, customer names and PIN (personal identification data) numbers.

    On Friday, Target said that its investigation had revealed that hackers also stole a second batch of data that included names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for up to 70 million people.

    "This theft is not a new breach; these are two distinct thefts as part of the same breach," a Target spokesman told AFP.

    "The 70 million guests impacted by this new development are separate from the 40 million number that was previously shared."

    Target chief executive Gregg Steinhafel said the company was "truly sorry" for the data breach.
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  • #2
    Change your PIN numbers people!
    "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
    -John Locke

    "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
    -Newman

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    • #3
      Originally posted by scott View Post
      Change your PIN numbers people!
      What's a PIN number?
      If it pays, it stays

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      • #4
        Originally posted by scott View Post
        Change your PIN numbers people!
        Me no shoppie at Target
        The year's at the spring
        And day's at the morn;
        Morning's at seven;
        The hill-side's dew-pearled;
        The lark's on the wing;
        The snail's on the thorn:
        God's in his heaven—
        All's right with the world!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
          What's a PIN number?
          It's an instance of RAS syndrome.
          Enjoy.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
            Me no shoppie at Target
            And I rarely do, but wouldn't you know I gave HRH my card to use on the very day this occurred, and she had coffee at the Target Starbucks because her friend was working there? So I had to go to my bank in person to pick up the replacement card they issued as a precaution.
            "Since the historic ruling, the Lovings have become icons for equality. Mildred released a statement on the 40th anniversary of the ruling in 2007: 'I am proud that Richard’s and my name is on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, Black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That’s what Loving, and loving, are all about.'." - Mildred Loving (Loving v. Virginia)

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            • #7
              I'm not sure what it is about this particular company that makes them such a focal point for criminals. Why are they such a point of aim? Such a bulls-eye? I just don't get it.
              Enjoy.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                I'm not sure what it is about this particular company that makes them such a focal point for criminals. Why are they such a point of aim? Such a bulls-eye? I just don't get it.
                Someone high up in the operations is a crook, IMO.
                "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                -John Locke

                "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                -Newman

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                  I'm not sure what it is about this particular company that makes them such a focal point for criminals. Why are they such a point of aim? Such a bulls-eye? I just don't get it.
                  One of these days, someone is just going to up and kill you over these things.

                  Just sayin'.
                  It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                  In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                  Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                  Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                    I'm not sure what it is about this particular company that makes them such a focal point for criminals. Why are they such a point of aim? Such a bulls-eye? I just don't get it.
                    Originally posted by scott View Post
                    Someone high up in the operations is a crook, IMO.

                    Ah shit!

                    Last edited by scott; Monday, January 13, 2014, 7:21 PM.
                    "Faith is nothing but a firm assent of the mind : which, if it be regulated, as is our duty, cannot be afforded to anything but upon good reason, and so cannot be opposite to it."
                    -John Locke

                    "It's all been melded together into one giant, authoritarian, leftist scream."
                    -Newman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Adam View Post
                      One of these days, someone is just going to up and kill you over these things.

                      Just sayin'.
                      I'm guessing Hondo.
                      Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                      Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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