Port Talbot, Wales -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/08/2014 -- Over the past month retail chain Target have stated about 40 million credit and debit cards have been compromised by a data breach during the height of the festive shopping season.
The data breach, which is said to be one of the worst in history, started around thanksgiving on the busy black Friday weekend. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the back of the cards. The stolen information has reportedly flooded underground black markets, going on sale in batches of one million cards.
At least 2 million shoppers who used bank debit cards at Target stores during its recent data breach are facing lower limits on how much cash they can spend at stores.
In the wake of this massive data breach the number of transactions at target fell 3 to 4 percent compared with last years final weekend before Christmas.
Craig Johnson, President of Customer Growth Partners said, “ This is the worst possible time something like this could happen”.
It is now believed that all Target customers affected by the data breach are to receive new cards from their banks.
Natalie Brown, a Wells Fargo spokeswoman said that if the bank believes security is at risk, “We’ll take action to safeguard customers’ accounts, which may include replacing the card entirely.”
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