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Target Hack Suggests Era Of Big Data Breaches Is Upon Us

Target announced today that if you bought anything from them since Black Friday with a credit card, your info has been compromised.
Target Hack Suggests Era Of Big Data Breaches Is Upon Us
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Via slashdot:

Target admitted in a Dec. 19 statement that cyber-criminals had access to credit- and debit-card information associated with 40 million customer accounts.

“The unauthorized access may impact guests who made credit or debit card purchases in our U.S. stores from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, 2013,” read a note posted on the front of Target’s Website. “Your trust is a top priority for Target, and we deeply regret the inconvenience this may cause.”

The cyber-attackers managed to abscond with customers’ names, credit- and debit-card numbers, card expiration dates, and even the security codes that allow ca...

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