The Target Credit Card Breach: What You Should Know

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If you did some Christmas shopping at Target over the last few weeks, you’ll want to pay close attention to your credit card statements, as the retailer is dealing with a major data breach.

Target is just now confirming the security breach that resulted in compromised credit card information, but some of the details are still missing. Here’s what we know so far, and what Target shoppers should be aware of:

Who is affected?

Target says 40 million credit and debit cards may have been compromised. If you shopped at a U.S. Target store between November 27 and December 15, you should assume you’re at risk and keep a close watch on your account statements. It’s not clear whether every Target store was affected, but at least one card issuer says it’s seeing signs of fraud all over the United States, according to Krebs on Security. You’re not in…

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