Target confirms credit-card data breach

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

USA Today: Target stores have been hit by a major credit-card attack, affecting up to 40 million accounts.

The breach began around Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the busiest shopping day of the year.

The breach involves the theft of information stored on the magnetic stripe on the backs of cards used at nearly all of Target's stores around the country, according to the Krebs on Security website, who first reported the news.

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