Target is the Victim
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While much of the focus ever since the data breach was first disclosed has been to look at where Target may have failed, I think it's critically important to remember here that Target is the victim.
Someone, or some hacker group, stole from Target. Target did not steal from its own customers or willingly give information to attackers; Target was attacked and is the victim of a crime here.
In most crimes of which I'm aware, the victim doesn't take blame and doesn't need to stand up and apologize for being a victim.