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Target breach worse than thought; states launch joint probe

11
Jan
2014

By Dhanya Skariachan and Jim Finkle NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) – The data breach at Target Corp over the holiday shopping season was far bigger than initially thought, the U.S. company said on Friday, as state prosecutors announced a nationwide probe into the second-biggest retail cyber attack on record. Target said an investigation found that hackers stole the personal information of at least 70 million customers, including names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. The two sets of numbers likely contained some overlap, but the extent was not clear, according to Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder. She said some of the victims did not shop at Target stores during the period of the breach, between November 27 and December 15, and that their personal information was stolen from a database.

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