- The hackers who carried out the cyber-attack on Target (TGT) during the height of the Christmas shopping period reportedly took encrypted personal identification numbers (PINs).
- A leading bank is concerned that the thieves, who accessed the information of up to 40M payment cards, would be able to steal money from consumer accounts by cracking the relevant encryption codes.
- However, Target plays those fears down. "We continue to have no reason to believe that PIN data, whether encrypted or unencrypted, was compromised," a spokeswoman says.
Target attackers stole encrypted PIN numbers - report
Dec 25 2013, 04:20 ET