Target POS Issue Not Security Related but Still a Pain
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U.S. retailer Target suffered technical difficulties with its checkout payment systems on Sunday, June 15. Reports from around the country, including Target locations in New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, indicate that the systems trouble led to long lines at the cash registers. The company, however, is not blaming hackers for the incident. Target was the victim of a data breach in December that affected 70 million customers, which has put the company's security practices in the spotlight.
"We’ve identified a checkout issue at select stores," Target noted in a Twitter post on June 16. "The issue is not related to security and is being resolved. We apologize to those impacted."