Many Lessons for Companies to Learn After the Target Data Breach


The red bull’s-eye. Even shoppers that don’t frequent Target know the retailer’s ubiquitous logo.

But what many holiday shoppers — both loyal Target customers and casual visitors to the trendy discount store — didn’t realize until too late was that swiping their credit and debit cards at Target registers painted another kind of bull’s-eye — this one on their backs.

In mid-December, a security researcher and technology blogger revealed that, around the time of Black Friday, Target had suffered a massive data breach “potentially involving millions of customer credit and debit card records” and leaving those customers at risk for fraud and identity theft.

Originally published in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

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Topics:  Data Breach, Debit and Credit Card Transactions, Target

Published In: General Business Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

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