By now, you’ve probably heard about the Target breach. In mid December, Target announced a massive credit card breach that took place before, during, and after Black Friday (11/27-12/15).
Originally we thought the Target breach affected more than 40 million customers – those who shopped AT Target (not Target.com) during that time had their financial information compromised. Now it seems the news is even worse, and the number is up to 70 million.
The method used to steal this information allows the thieves to replicate your credit and possibly debit card information. That’s right, they can basically print counterfeit versions of your credit card. If you paid with a debit card and entered your PIN, they can recreate your debit card and take cash out of an ATM. Not good at all.