Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
Most I talk with think that Target knew all along as to what info they got. Giving a 10% discount on things isn't anything. Nor is keeping tabs on peoples accounts.
Whats worse is when these hackers start getting to other's.....Retail cards to other stores. Like Sears and Walmart.
Congress will need to do something if all start taking hits. Including getting into peoples bank accounts.
Privacy is the issue. If you have a card and never used it you are at risk of losing all of you money invested and or banked. This is a very sophisticated hack consequently all of you monies tied to your name and SS# (originally it was said they did not have your SS# but now they say it has most likely been hacked as well) so watch it you may lose everything you have. Don't think for one second you are guaranteed a FDIC refund because this could take everyone's monies all at once and you will get nothing and this could happen with the single stroke of a "Enter" button. This could be the worst in history resulting in millions ending up penniless.
Think if Trump get elected how much resistance he will face with in all phases of our country from people to military to politicians. He must not win.
Target says data breach up to 110 mn customers......
Giant US retailer Target said Friday that up to 110 million customers have had their personal data stolen in a data breach, sharply raising its initial estimate.
The number of people affected represented one in three Americans, and the scope of the information stolen was much broader than originally thought, Target admitted.
Target initially reported on December 19 that payment card data of some 40 million customers had been obtained by hackers during the year-end holiday shopping season.
The stolen information included credit and debit card data, customer names and PIN (personal identification data) numbers.
On Friday, Target said that its investigation had revealed that hackers also stole a second batch of data that included names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for up to 70 million people.
"This theft is not a new breach; these are two distinct thefts as part of the same breach," a Target spokesman told AFP.
"The 70 million guests impacted by this new development are separate from the 40 million number that was previously shared."......sniP~
Target says data breach up to 110 mn customers
Some more info for those affected.
Factbox: How to deal with Target's data breach......
Q: How did the hackers get phone numbers, street and email addresses? Is this kind of data included in store transactions?
A: Target is still investigating the incident, which is why the number of people affected and the scope of the breach keeps changing.
The information stored on the magnetic stripe on a credit or debit card will not pass along a home address or email address from an in-store swipe. But other cards may share additional info, like a store-brand credit card that requires the user to provide that data at sign-up.
If thieves have this information, it could also mean online purchases are affected, said Robert Siciliano, online security expert for Internet security company McAfee Inc. "There is certainly more to this story," he says.
Q: How do you know if your information is stolen?
A: It's impossible to know if your data has been stolen and if it might be used for fraud, but it is a growing problem and consumers need to be on alert. The number of people notified after a data breach that they were victimized by fraud rose by 340 percent between 2010 and 2012, according to a recent report from Javelin Strategy & Research.....snip~
Factbox: How to deal with Target's data breach
Hi MMC, Is it possible to know who did this? Could it be a foreign government. Is LE on this and talking about it. If so is it FBI?
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Thanks for keeping us updated on this.
I note that Neiman-Marcus is also affected...I wonder how many others are going to come to light? I never applied for cards from these two, but I have used my credit card at both. Could this be another way to destroy businesses in the US? This seems to be too large to be random hacking.
Mornin' Lady P. Its not random. Rumor from the Feds is this was done by criminal organizations. But that's not to say others weren't hit up either. Like small businesses wherever people used their credit cards. What they said on the radio was.....there is no mistaking they got the info on people and getting into Emails.
I was one of the 110 million. Forunately my bank contacted me and were the ones to let me know and sent me a new card. Target admitted this... I'm wondering how many know but don't to protect their image and their stock prices?