Target says that some 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred at card terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards.
By Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Press
Posted: 12/19/13, 6:57 PM PST | Updated: 2 hrs ago
Target’s data-security nightmare threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company’s busiest time of year.
The nation’s second-largest discounter acknowledged Thursday that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen as part of a breach that began over the Thanksgiving weekend.
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