Target Data Breach: 70M Customers Affected

8:44 AM, Jan 10, 2014   |    comments
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Minneapolis, MN (WLTX) -- The Target company Friday released an update on its investigation into the recent Data Breach.

According to the company's investigation, the personal information of 70 Million Target Stores customers has been compromised.

The stolen information for affected customers includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of up to 70 million shoppers.

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Target's report states that much of the data compromised is only partial information, and the information stolen is separate from the payment card data information that was stolen.

Target will provide direct email communication with customers that were affected, if an email address is available, and Target will provide tips for consumers to protect against scammers.

The company has previously issued a Frequently Asked Questions section to their website regarding the Data Breach.

If anyone discovers fraudulent charges to their accounts connected to the Data Breach, the Target Company says shoppers will have zero liability for those charges.

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Target is also offering all customers one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection. 

There is a three month enrollment timeline, and customers are encouraged to read all information at target.com/databreach.

Target says they will never ask customers to provide personal information as a part of any of their communications, and the Target company will continue their investigation.

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