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December 27th, 2013
09:10 PM ET

Target admits PIN numbers were stolen

Just days after we learned that hackers got a hold of 40 million credit and debit card numbers from Target, we’re learning they also got the PIN numbers. Former Executive Assistant Director of the FBI Shawn Henry talks about how concerned people should be.

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  1. Eric Leonberger

    I went christmas shopping on december 2, with my mom who is a single mom of two. Yesterday she received a call from fraud agency saying her card was compromised.

    They had originally instructed her to change her pin. So she did. Well yesterday they said someone called used her personal information and rechanged her pin and cleaned her account.

    How much information was stole?
    Did they get her SSN in order to change her pin?
    Why did target act like it was nothing.
    What good does a 10% customer discount do to help a victim with an empty account?

    Sad
    Sad...

    Will my mom now have to wonder if her credit and personal information fully and forever compromised? What is target going to do to protect her or make this right.

    December 29, 2013 at 4:58 pm |
  2. Steven Cluck

    Just heard on TV where the 'guest' recommends using a signature instead of a pin number to ensure your security. Has this person not encountered new store policies where signatures aren't allowed for purchases under $100. You as the real card holder aren't allowed to sign. So I doubt the stolen card user will request a signature with their purchase either. I wonder how many purchases at Target are over $100 to get signature protection to prove the charge was real.

    December 28, 2013 at 11:32 am |

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