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40 Million Potentially Affected by Breach

DATA LOSS—U.S.

December 19, 2013

Target is investigating a data breach potentially affecting 40 million credit and debit cards, KrebsonSecurity reports. The breach began on or around Black Friday—the biggest shopping day of the year in the U.S.—and involves all Target locations nationwide. Target released a statement confirming the breach and indicating the accounts may have been impacted between November 27 and December 15. One analyst, who asked to remain anonymous, said, “We can’t say for sure that all stores were impacted, but we do see customers all over the U.S. that were victimized.”
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