TARGET IDENTITY THEFT CASE THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN REPORTED

11 January 2014 extract from  ABC Report

Retailer releases new information that shows more consumer data was stolen than originally thought. Target first announced a hacking incident involving 40 million customers more bad news from the retail giant.

The company now saying up to 70 million more customers who shopped in stores and online were targeted. Their names, address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses stolen.

And breaking overnight, Neiman-Marcus says it too discovered a credit card breach at its stores last month. A spokesperson says the size and scope is not known.

The name, address and phone number, they can’t do a whole lot with that as far as turning that data immediately into cash. The goal really is to get credit cards which they can immediately turn into cash. Security experts say customers can protect themselves by checking their credit card statement every day.

extracted from ABC report 11 Jan 2014

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