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Target Breach Stole More Than Your Credit Cards

300px-target_logo.svg_1Well, the Target credit card breach looks a lot worse than they first thought.  Now they are notifying us that certain customer information in addition to the originally reported payment card data has been stolen.

The investigation showed that stolen information included names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of customers in addition to those who swiped their cards during the 19-day breach period, Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said.

Target’s disclosure on Friday was the first time it revealed the number of customers affected. Previously it has talked about the number of credit and debit cards affected.

Target said customers will have zero liability for the cost of any fraudulent charges.

“I know that it is frustrating for our guests to learn that this information was taken and we are truly sorry they are having to endure this,” Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel said in a statement.

Just when we thought it we could just grab a new card, things get worse.  I mean, with our addresses and email addresses out there, the lists are surely going to be sold to the masses, resulting in mail, email, and phone spam and phishing.

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