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HVAC contractor fingered as poorly secured third party at center of Target breach

HVAC contractor fingered as poorly secured third party at center of Target breach

Late last year retailer Target was hit with a hack that allowed nefarious users into its systems. The hackers made off with details on 70 million customers including credit card numbers and more. Target maintained early on that no debit card PIN numbers were stolen, only to come back later and admit PIN numbers were stolen too.

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Target wasn’t the only retailer that had data stolen in 2013

Target wasn’t the only retailer that had data stolen in 2013

We've know for a while now that retailer Target was the target of an attack that resulted in the loss of shopper credit card data. Target noted from the start that the credit card data that that was stolen was from customers that shopped in physical stores, not those who shopped online. Early on Target denied that any PIN numbers were stolen along with the card data.

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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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Target says no PIN numbers were lifted in credit card breach

Target says no PIN numbers were lifted in credit card breach

Target was hacked during the busy Christmas shopping season and the resulting data breach is believed to have compromised as many as 40 million credit cards. This breach is notable because it didn’t affect online shoppers, rather the card data stolen was obtained by Target when cards were swiped in stores.

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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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Target investigates data breach tips sources

Target investigates data breach tips sources

Hackers have been at it again this week. We mentioned earlier this morning that the Washington Post was attacked by hackers that gained access to the paper's servers. Target has also been the victim of a cyber attack in recent weeks. Reports indicate that Target is currently investigating a data breach that involves customer credit card data.

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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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Target cancels PS4 bundle preorders due to game delays

Target cancels PS4 bundle preorders due to game delays

Due to a delay in production of two key game titles, Target is canceling all PlayStation 4 bundle preorders. The cancellation is prompted by the lack of availability of Watch Dogs and Driveclub. Both of those titles were supposed to be ready by fall 2013, but their releases are being pushed into next year.

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Target Brightspot will offer prepaid mobile plans starting October 6

Target Brightspot will offer prepaid mobile plans starting October 6

Target will be rolling out a prepaid mobile phone option in conjunction with T-Mobile called Brightspot, giving customers access to contract-free plan options with their own handset or a new one. The service will go live on October 6, but Target has detailed its service ahead of time, though specifics on the plans haven't been provided yet.

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Brightstar and MarketSource to become Target Mobile service partners

Brightstar and MarketSource to become Target Mobile service partners

We mentioned this morning that RadioShack and Target were going their separate ways with regards to their mobile service operation as of April 8. The two retailers were unable to come to an agreement to continue operating their mobile services partnership moving forward. The reason given for the dissolution of the partnership between the two companies was financial.

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