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Target: Hacking Hit Up To 110 Million Customers, by Katrina Lamansky, WQAD.com


People who shopped at Target following Thanksgiving have already heard that their personal information was hacked. But now it is clear that Target was actually hacked much earlier than originally reported.

This morning, the reported number of customers affected was around 40 million. Now the reported number is 100 million, and Target is not sure how high the number will go.

Target will try to contact all affected customers. Be cautious. Contacts from Target will not request any personal information. Target is also offering a program of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection. You will have three months to enroll in that program.

Target says that it does not think the thieves can access anyone’s bank account, but hacked customers are at risk for identity theft. -CCE