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Target card data breach – CEO issues statement, conspiracy theories arise

As some of you probably know, or perhaps even have been affected, American retail giant suffered massive security breach as much as 40 millions might have suffered form their credit and debit card data stolen. As reported by KrebsOnSecurity, hackers gained access to company’s data infrastructure. What’s worth of interest is that theft did not affect online shopping, but actual in store operations as data from magnetic strips  – if attackers managed to also intercept pin numbers they might be able to recreate cards and siphon money straight from ATM’s. Yesterday the official statement has been issued by company’s CEO Gregg Steinhafel.

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