Important Information Regarding Unauthorized Access to Credit & Debit Card Data at Target Stores
On December 19, 2013, Target Stores announced that there was an unauthorized access to payment card data that may impact customers who made credit or debit card purchases in their U.S. stores from November 27 to December 15, 2013.
Target continues to investigate the incident and has determined that the information involved included customer name, credit or debit card number, card expiration date and CVV (the three-digit security number). Target has also alerted the authorities and financial institutions as a part of this investigation. A third-party forensics firm has partnered with Target to conduct the investigation and to examine additional measures that Target can take to prevent future incidents.
In addition to the data breach, phishing e-mails are being sent that appear to be from Target. Customers should proceed with caution if you receive an email from Target. Customers should not open any links that may be included in these email messages, as that could potentially allow additional access to personal information.
Below are answers to frequently asked questions:
How do I know if the Target data breach incident impacts me?
Has the issue been resolved?
How can I be assured steps are being taken to protect my information in the future?
Should I block my credit or debit card at this time and get a new one?
For additional information, please visit Target Stores website at www.target.com.