1. HeyCori's Avatar
    According to CNN, it could potentially affect anyone that shopped at the brick and mortar stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15

    Target: 40 million credit cards compromised - Dec. 18, 2013
    stmav, Laura Knotek and xandros9 like this.
    12-19-2013 11:08 AM
  2. squire777's Avatar
    I hope this doesn't apply to Target stores in Canada :/
    12-19-2013 11:31 AM
  3. Reflexx's Avatar
    This isn't good.
    12-19-2013 08:36 PM
  4. jmshub's Avatar
    Congrats to stupid businesses who store data they don't need to store and have not the means to secure it...
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-19-2013 08:48 PM
  5. snowmutt's Avatar
    I got slammed by the local "Shnucks" in Champaign (A very large grocery store chain popular in the Mid West, for those not familier with it.) about a year ago. Over 300 cards hit from that one store, and all I did was buy a muffin .

    Dang, it was a good muffin though.

    Also, purely as a coincidence, I tried to use my debit card on Monday, and it was declined. (Stupid embarrasing.) Called my credit union, and they said they discountinued it due to suspicious activities online:

    Over $1,000 online purchase at Home Depot, $700 at Happy Feet (shoes store), and another wierd purchase I can't remember.

    Suddenly, I was okay with them shutting off my card and stopping those payments.

    Identity theives are just like locust right now. The funny part is, they really need to watch whose ID they steal. I ain't got nowhere NEAR enough cash to be covering that stuff. They need a better mark.

    Hope no one on WPC is hurt by this Target failure. This is big time (today's understatement).
    Laura Knotek, xandros9 and HeyCori like this.
    12-20-2013 01:22 AM
  6. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    When I was in school, I did a report for my Network Security course about Albert Gonzalez, the leader of the group that hacked TJX. He still had not been sentenced at the time I did the report. What was controversial in that case was that he was working for the government at the time he hacked TJX. My instructor wanted a report about the pros and cons of hiring hackers.
    snowmutt and xandros9 like this.
    12-20-2013 01:41 AM
  7. raccoon210's Avatar
    My mother got an email from her bank saying her card was affected. But they caught it and are sending a new card so its not terrible
    snowmutt and HeyCori like this.
    12-20-2013 02:15 AM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    Weak US card security made Target a juicy target

    ....In most countries outside the U.S., people carry cards that use digital chips to hold account information. The chip generates a unique code every time it's used. That makes the cards more difficult for criminals to replicate. So difficult that they generally don't bother.....

    Weak US card security made Target a juicy target - Wire Technology - The Sacramento Bee
    Laura Knotek and HeyCori like this.
    12-22-2013 06:41 PM

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