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Cyber attack on Target puts spotlight on card security

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Posted: Thursday, December 26, 2013 4:30 am

The cyber thieves who broke into the computer systems of giant merchant Target Corp. timed their scam perfectly. Beginning just before the Black Friday shopping extravaganza and continuing through Dec. 15, they stole information from as many as 40 million credit and debit cards at the peak of the holiday selling season. Customer names, card numbers, expiration dates and card security codes were compromised.

Companies and government prosecutors will do what they can, but consumers will have to become more vigilant about watching for the handiwork of tech-savvy crooks. U.S. law protects consumers from most of the financial responsibility for fraudulent transactions, but there’s still some risk ... and a lot of hassle.

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      • Smithjr38 posted at 1:45 pm on Thu, Dec 26, 2013.

        Smithjr38 Posts: 112

        Yes target had a bad security system , How ever government regulations requirers Target or other hack companies to make the hack know and warn users of the Target system .

        The BAD NEWS on the self appointed Kings health site ( which under new government regulations demands employees hired not to have a back ground check or denied employment if they are or were criminals.)

        And the Government unlike Target or other business is not required to inform you your data was stolen you the only way you know if the Kings health care system raped you is when you start to get hot checks from the bank.

         

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