Target Confirms Massive Credit, Debit Card Breach

Source: CBS News

Target shoppers have been victims of a stunning theft of information on their credit and debit card accounts in recent days.

The giant retailer said Thursday about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted in U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.

“Target alerted authorities and financial institutions immediately after it was made aware of the unauthorized access, and is putting all appropriate resources behind these efforts,” the chain said in a statement. “Among other actions, Target is partnering with a leading third-party forensics firm to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident.”

The Secret Service is investigating, according to a spokesman for the agency, which safeguards the nation’s payment systems.

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