Source: USA Today
Up to 70 million customers had their personal information stolen in a data breach at Target, the retailer said Friday.
Target announced last month that encrypted personal identification numbers were stolen for up to 40 million credit and debit cards in the breach. Now its investigation finds “that the stolen information includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for up to 70 million individuals.”
“I know that it is frustrating for our guests to learn that this information was taken and we are truly sorry they are having to endure this,” Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel said in a release.
Along with the encrypted PIN data, Target previously said that data thieves stole customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the embedded code on the magnetic strip on the back of cards used at Target between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.
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