Posted on Dec 19, 2013
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According to a reputed InfoSec Consulting firm, Krebs on Security, nearly all Target locations data security may have been compromised and customers who may have made in store purchases just after Thanksgiving to as far as 15 Dec may have been victims.

The data that was stolen is believed to be the information that can allow the theives  to create counterfeit cards by encoding the stolen track information onto any card with a magnetic stripe.

If you are impacted, what could you do:-
- Change your debit card PIN
- Check bank statements. 
- Change credit cards used. The credit card provider may agree to replace card for free if you state the Target incident. 
- File FTC complaint.
- File complaint with Target, bank. 


Issued in public interest. Does not constitute legal advice.
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Target class action lawsuit. Docket 13-cv-05885

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These days the crimes as high tech as the technology.   This means more and more ways of identity theft.   My brother suggested amputations.   While harsh it does have it's relative merit since the victim had no choice and why should the perp.
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The crimeware used in this was traced back to a 17 yr old from St Petersburg,Russia although he himself was not the one involved in the Target incident per public release. 

At least the root cause is known, the preventive measure would follow on the Point of Sale in retail. 

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