Target Confirms 40 Million Credit Card Accounts Affected By Hack

It would appear that over 40 million credit card accounts owned by customers of Target in the US could have been breached, the news was first reported yesterday by Brian Krebs, and Target has now confirmed the breach today.

The security breach apparently took place between Thanksgiving and the 15th of December, and it affects customers who shopped at Target stores in the US.


“Target’s first priority is preserving the trust of our guests and we have moved swiftly to address this issue, so guests can shop with confidence. We regret any inconvenience this may cause,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Target. “We take this matter very seriously and are working with law enforcement to bring those responsible to justice.”

The details which have been exposed include the customer name, credit or debit card number, card expiration date and the CVV three digit security code.

If you think you may have been affected by this, then head on over to the Target website at the link below for more information.

Source Target, ZDNet, Techmeme