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Target kicks into damage control mode

  • Target (TGT +0.5%) says that it doesn't believe PIN numbers of Target cardholders have been compromised in the massive security breach the retailer disclosed earlier this week.
  • The company also says customer date of birth and social security numbers weren't part of the data leak.
  • Not all Target cardholders at risk have been notified just yet, the process should be completed by the end of the weekend.
  • Only a "few" cases of actual fraud have been reported so far, says Target.
  • Previous: Did Target fiddle while its security breach burned?
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  • Fracjob
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    Market has largely ignored this very big story. Lack of PIN number compromise is obviously an important, and not reported part of this story.
    20 Dec 2013, 02:50 PM Reply Like
  • labas112
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    Yeah I believe them. It only took a month to finally report this massive breach. Who knows what else was stolen? Just a poor job all around by them.
    20 Dec 2013, 02:59 PM Reply Like
  • Fracjob
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    Blame the victim of the crime. Sounds as if they reported it when they found out about it. Also sounds as if there is the possibility that the crime was perpetrated from an inside type source. This type of crime could happen on a daily basis, and the company involved is almost always a victim.
    20 Dec 2013, 05:45 PM Reply Like
  • labas112
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    The company is not the victim. Nothing of theirs was stolen. The customers are the victims because a company they are loyal to cannot pay it forward for them and keep safe their information.
    20 Dec 2013, 05:49 PM Reply Like
  • Big Thunder
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    Nothing of theirs was stolen? How about consumer trust?
    20 Dec 2013, 10:07 PM Reply Like
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