Target has confirmed that payment card data of approximately 40 million customers might have been breached between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. The retail giant said unauthorized access to payment card data might have affected customers making credit and debit card purchases in its U.S. stores.
Target said in a message to customers that the information involved in this incident included customer name, credit or debit card number, and the card's expiration date and the three digit security code. Customers who shopped on Target.com or in Canada were not affected, the Minneapolis retailer said.
Target said it is working closely with law enforcement and financial institutions and has identified and resolved the unauthorized intrusion. Below is a link to the announcement by Target.
Please monitor your account closely if you made purchases at a Target retail store between the dates shown above. Please notify us immediately if you notice any suspicious transactions on your account. We will be contacting affected customers as we receive data from Visa detailing affected accounts.
Please be very cautious of any emails or other communication that purports to come from Target. Do not click on any links or provide any confidential information as it may be an attempt to take advantage of the situation in order to prepetrate additional fraud.
As always, let us know if you have any concerns or questions regarding your accounts.