HOUSTON, TX – Attention Target shoppers; Target has been targeted by hackers.
The massive security breach involves 40 million customers’ credit and debit cards used from November 27th (the day before Thanksgiving) through December 15th. If you swiped a card at Target on Black Friday or any other time during the 19 day period your identity may have been swiped.
The hacking involved Target-issued cards as well as major brands like Visa and Master Card. The security breach doesn’t affect those who shopped online or paid cash. It’s not difficult to finds Target shoppers, especially in the store’s parking lot, but most we’re unaware of the holiday hacking.
Surprisingly, the customers we spoke with don’t blame Target.
“I guess it’s kind of the risk you have these days. It can happen at a gas station. It can happen online. It can happen here at Target,” says Candice Rodriguez.
The retail giant says they’ve now resolved the problem and are working with the Secret Service to bust the Grinches responsible for the holiday hacking. If you shopped at Target during the hack attack you should follow customer Fay Steven’s advice: “You should check all of your statements not only from Target; but from everyone to see if there’s anything out of the ordinary that you didn’t buy or even if you have a question, call the store.”
And keep your guard up so it harder for thieves to target you this holiday season.