According to NBCNews Business, “Target said Thursday that the credit and debit card information of as many as 40 million customers was compromised over three weeks of the holiday shopping season.”
The breach, which extended to almost all Target stores in the United States, captured data stored on the magnetic stripes of the cards that customers swipe at the cash register. The information compromised included customer names, card numbers, expiration dates and the short verification codes known as CVVs — everything an attacker would need to create a counterfeit card.
The breach happened from Nov. 27, one day before Thanksgiving, through Dec. 15.
Has the issue been resolved?
Yes, Target moved swiftly to address this issue so guests can shop with confidence. They identified and resolved the issue of unauthorized access to payment card data.
What you should do:
Check and continue to monitor your account for any suspicious or unusual activity. If you see something that appears fraudulent on your Target REDcard you should contact Target at (866) 852-8680 or if you’ve used a credit or debit card from Heartland or another credit union or bank contact them directly. To contact us, call (800) 813-9185 or (651) 451-5160.
You may also periodically obtain credit reports from each nationwide credit reporting agency. If you discover information on your credit report arising from a fraudulent transaction, you should request that the credit reporting agency delete that information from your credit report file. In addition, under federal law, you are entitled to one free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each of the three nationwide credit reporting agencies. You may obtain a free copy of your credit report by going to www.AnnualCreditReport.com or by calling (877) 322-8228.
For more information please visit the Corporate Target Website.
You may also contact us at (800) 813-9185 or (651) 451-5160 with any questions you may have.