Friday, January 10, 2014


Up to 110 million Target customers were affected, and now we've learned for the first time that online shoppers are also included.
Target customers whose information -- name, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses -- was stolen need not have shopped at the retailer's stores during the busy holiday shopping season, a spokeswoman confirmed Friday.
The information, said Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder, was collected during the "course of normal business," and could include online shopping.
Friday's latest disclosure by the Minneapolis-based retailer that hackers made away with the data of 70 million additional Target customers shows that the data breach late last year was far larger and broader than previously thought.
Target initially said Dec. 19 that debit and credit card information for 40 million customers was pilfered during the busy holiday shopping season between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. About a week later, the retailer also reported that the hackers had accessed "strongly encrypted" personal identification numbers when they tapped into the retailer's systems.
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