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Massive Target credit card breach was much worse than first reported

10
Jan
2014

Target on Friday further revealed the scope of the hacking attack it suffered during the busy 2012 Black Friday and Christmas shopping season, saying that additional personal data has been stolen by hackers, on top of credit/debit card information and encrypted pins. The company said that the stolen info includes names, mailing addresses and phone numbers or email address from as many as 70 million Target customers. The number is significantly higher than the previous estimate, which suggested that up to 40 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen. “I know that it is frustrating for our guests to learn that this information was taken and we are truly sorry they are having to endure this,” chairman, president and

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