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Target Stores – Data Breach impacts up to 40 million credit cards

The holiday season is an active time for cybercrime as it is a peak time of the year for ecommerce activities

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/40-million-credit-debit-card-accounts-may-be-hit-data-2D11775203

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/12/sources-target-investigating-data-breach/

http://pressroom.target.com/news/target-confirms-unauthorized-access-to-payment-card-data-in-u-s-stores

QUOTE: Target said Thursday that the credit and debit card information of as many as 40 million customers was compromised over three weeks of the holiday shopping season — one of the largest breaches ever of American consumer data. The breach, which extended to almost all Target stores in the United States, captured data stored on the magnetic stripes of the cards that customers swipe at the cash register, according to Krebs on Security, a respected data security blog.

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