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Target reportedly ignored credit card hack warnings

Target reportedly ignored credit card hack warnings

Target ignored warnings of the massive credit card hack from the $1.6m security system it had installed specifically to watch out for data thefts, insiders claims, with signs of abuse being flagged weeks before the company recognized the breach. 40m credit card numbers, as well as the personal details of around 70m customers, were stolen late in 2013, costing the retailer $61m already in setting up advice hotlines and taking other measures, but which could well run to the billions once compensation and lawsuits are settled.

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Target: never mind, they’ve got the PINs

Target: never mind, they’ve got the PINs

It would appear that the debacle Target is facing this holiday season is turning over as we speak. Though they’d previously suggested that findings showed no PIN data to have been stolen in their 2013 credit card breach, today’s update says otherwise. The positive side of this situation is the fact that these PIN numbers are wholly encrypted.

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Stolen Target credit cards flood black market

Stolen Target credit cards flood black market

Millions of the stolen credit cards snatched from Target shoppers in recent weeks are being sold on the black market, it's reported, amid some banks holding off freezing potentially compromised accounts out of uncertainty around the extent of the issue. Target admitted earlier this week that around 40m customers had potentially been affected by credit and debit card thefts in stores between November 27th and December 15th; now, new research indicates many of those cards have ended up being sold online, with the banks that issued them either unaware or reluctant to cancel them so close to the holidays.

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Target hack confirmed: 40m cards potentially hit

Target hack confirmed: 40m cards potentially hit

Target has confirmed a credit and debit card hack potentially affecting up to 40m customers shopping in its US stores, with the stolen data including everything thieves could need to make fraudulent purchases. The hack, rumored earlier today, impacts any shoppers at Target's stores between November 27th and December 15th this year the retailer says, as it kicks off an investigation into the breach.

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Microsoft blocks early Xbox One deliveries

Microsoft blocks early Xbox One deliveries

Target giveth and Microsoft taketh away: the lucky gamers who received an early Xbox One after a retailer goof have found their Xbox Live accounts blocked on the console, as Microsoft clamps down on premature access. Target inadvertently shipped a number of Xbox One preorders ahead of schedule last week, but while gamers original found they could download the day-one update and connect as expected, they later found that their online access through Xbox Live had been cut off.

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First-generation iPad trade in plan offered by Target

First-generation iPad trade in plan offered by Target

The original iPad is getting rather long in the tooth these days having been on the market for three years. The first-generation iPad has been around long enough that most trade-in programs giving owners money to apply towards a newer tablet or other device offer very little cash for the first-generation iPad. Presumably, this is because there is very little value in the original iPad to be had for resellers.

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