America’s businesses are under attack. Increasingly, the immediate objective of the attack is to gain personal information for later misuse. Exhibit A is Target. From November 27 to December 15, 2013, the bullseye was on the retailer Target Corp. In the middle of the all-important holiday shopping season, Target learned criminals forced their way into its system, gaining access to guest credit and debit card information.
According to the company, approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted. In addition, the hackers took names, mailing addresses, email addresses or phone numbers, acquiring information on as many as 70 million customers.
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