UPDATE: DATA BREACH: 70 – 110 million Target card accounts affected since Black Friday

TargetUpdate:  The retail giant Target confirmed that it has identified a severe data breach that may have affected 70 – 110 million credit and debit card accounts used by consumers prior to Black Friday weekend and after in retail stores nationwide.   This is an increase from the 40 million reported initially. The dates of the unauthorized access are now being reported occurring prior to the black Friday sale day, which was on Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.  The data that was compromised involves the type stored on the magnetic strip of cards that were used at stores: customer name, credit or debit card number, the card’s expiration date and CVV (three-digit security code).  This type of breach could have lasting implications on consumers bank accounts and credit reports if the data is used.  To read more on this updated  story, click here.

If you feel you have been victimized by Target’s breach, the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has some helpful information.  Click here – NCLC_Info.

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