Target Says Hackers Also Got Names and Addresses of Customers
By Brian Shields
Mon Jan 13th, 2014 8:38am America/Los_Angeles
MINNEAPOLIS — Target says hackers obtained names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses along with the credit and debit card information about his customers in a widely reported breach last year.
In an open letter to customers, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel says the exposure of the additional information came to light during a forensic investigation into the mid-December attack.
Steinhafel says the company has fixed the way the hackers got in and cleaned up the mess they’ve left behind. He says there’s also an ongoing investigation into the breach.
As for how it will impact customers, the CEO says “guests will have zero liability for any fraudulent charges arising from the breach.” The company is also offering a free year of credit monitoring and identify theft protection to all customers.
The news comes at the same time as reports hackers also got access to credit card information of Neiman Marcus customers.
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