Target Becomes a Target - for Massive Data Breach
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U.S. retailer Target quite literally has a target painted on itself, and it's one that attackers are now confirmed to have hit in one of the largest data breaches on record.
Target admitted Thursday that approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts are at risk from the breach. The affected accounts were compromised between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, over the crucial Black Friday and Christmas holiday shopping period.
Though full details on the breach have not yet been made public, Target has confirmed that the data breach affects customers that shopped in physical Target stores in the United States. Target also has an online store as well as operations in Canada, though the company has not confirmed that those operations were impacted by the breach.