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Jan 10 - Insane Target Data Breach Now Affects Everyone, Everyone’s Mother


 Jan 10 - Insane Target Data Breach Now Affects Everyone, Everyone’s Mother
topic by RAZAH CUTS - 01-10-2014, 03:47 PM - Boxden > BX Daily Bugle - news and headlines


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OK, the headline is a slight exaggeration. The number of people affected by the Great Target Data Breach of ’13 has simply grown another 30 million or so, according to an update the company released today. Not only did 40 million people have their credit and debit card numbers hacked, but a total of about 70 million had their personal information stolen, including names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.

Re/code’s Jason Del Rey notes that it wasn’t immediately clear how many of the original 40 million credit-card-number victims overlapped with the newly reported personal-information victims. After weeks of investigation, Target is still trying to a$sess the full extent of the breach. But it’s now clear that the total tally is somewhere north of 70 million—or, as the Washington Post’s Brian Fung calculates, the equivalent of 29 percent of the adult population of the United States.

Wow, you might now be saying to yourself, thank goodness I didn’t shop at Target over the holidays! Uh, sorry, more bad news from Del Rey:

The company also said that the theft of personal information was not limited to customers who shopped at a Target store over the holiday period. Any person who has ever shopped at a U.S. Target store could have been affected.

Target is a$suring customers that they won’t be held liable for any fraudulent purchases made in their names as a result of the snafu. It’s also offering a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to “all Target guests who shopped our U.S. stores,” which I’m guessing is, well, pretty much everyone in the U.S., except maybe like Mitt Romney and Warren Oakes.

On the bright side, stolen credit cards are now apparently quite affordable on the black market.

In unrelated news, the fine women and men of the U.S. House of Representatives today speedily passed a bill addressing hypothetical data breaches of the Obamacare website … which has not in fact experienced any data breaches. Meanwhile, a bill that aims to protect Americans from actual data breaches, like the Target hack, has been shot down in every session of Congress since 2005.

Target data breach grows: 70 million customers' personal information stolen.


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23 comments for "Jan 10 - Insane Target Data Breach Now Affects Everyone, Everyone’s Mother"


 01-10-2014, 05:08 PMaway - #2
dtf12 38 heat pts38

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Wtf?!?!
 01-10-2014, 06:20 PMaway - #3
PhantomPH 

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This is why I'm only paying with cash for now on at stores. I don't trust none of these stores anymore or their security. Sh*t is too crazy out here, dawg. Gotta stay prepared at ALL COSTS!
 01-10-2014, 11:00 PMaway - #4
Seymore Cake 18 heat pts18

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I guess this is where my Google Wallet card will now come in handy
 01-10-2014, 11:39 PMaway - #5
Jumpoff21 2 heat pts

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Wifey's sister and her family got hit by this, ####'s crazy.
 01-11-2014, 09:31 AMaway - #6
Escodamus 4 heat pts

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Govt funded op
 01-11-2014, 09:38 AMaway - #7
Fras1788 156 heat pts156

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Originally Posted by Escodamus
Govt funded op
Correct.


Glad someone else sees it.
 01-11-2014, 10:59 AMaway - #8
bbrossy313 11 heat pts11

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my whole family got hit by this.

took me 2 weeks to get a new bank card whit was a pain in the a$s over holidays
 01-11-2014, 11:26 AMaway - #9
MSSoldier 3 heat pts

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Originally Posted by Escodamus
Govt funded op
Lol. Swear I was thinking that right before I scrolled past yo post.
 01-11-2014, 12:10 PMaway - #10
RokkyRok 42 heat pts42

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this just gets worse and worse

luckily, I've never used my bank card at target ever.
 01-11-2014, 01:12 PMonline - #11
Fedor Christ 21 heat pts21

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literally every single time something happens you uneducated kids think the govt was behind it.


why am i not surprised when you guys say you didnt complete high school?
 01-11-2014, 01:45 PMaway - #12
youngd 6 heat pts

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Originally Posted by Fedor Christ
literally every single time something happens you uneducated kids think the govt was behind it.


why am i not surprised when you guys say you didnt complete high school?
the govt stopped them from finishing
 01-11-2014, 01:53 PMaway - #13
Kwestluv91 91 heat pts91

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govt is prepping for the money system to switch over to BitCoin. As soon as the value rises enough they will start making their own coin and convince everyone to trade in their dollars for a bitcoin card/chip. wouldnt suprise me if they offer ppl them for free.
 01-11-2014, 01:58 PMaway - #14
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Whats even more weird is that the news reported that in Europe they use chips to store data with a greater security feature than the magnetic strips used in the states.

that crazy. almost as if it's made for hacking/cracking.
 01-11-2014, 01:59 PMaway - #15
52:1 35 heat pts35

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Originally Posted by Fedor Christ
literally every single time something happens you uneducated kids think the govt was behind it.


why am i not surprised when you guys say you didnt complete high school?
so because some users have an (unhealthy) paranoia with the government they didn't finish high school?

What master degree's do YOU hold? what amazing breakthrough discoveries have YOU found?
 01-11-2014, 02:00 PMaway - #16
52:1 35 heat pts35

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Originally Posted by Kwestluv91
govt is prepping for the money system to switch over to BitCoin. As soon as the value rises enough they will start making their own coin and convince everyone to trade in their dollars for a bitcoin card/chip. wouldnt suprise me if they offer ppl them for free.
That's ####ing beyond crazy, whatever you're smoking...stop son, stop.
 01-11-2014, 03:07 PMaway - #17
EL GATO NEGRO 

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a bill that aims to protect Americans from actual data breaches, like the Target hack, has been shot down in every session of Congress since 2005.
 01-12-2014, 01:17 AMaway - #18
adthekidd 3 heat pts

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ni##as need to wake up...

this #### is so obvious
 01-12-2014, 04:45 AMonline - #19
Fedor Christ 21 heat pts21

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Originally Posted by ronin
so because some users have an (unhealthy) paranoia with the government they didn't finish high school?

What master degree's do YOU hold? what amazing breakthrough discoveries have YOU found?
I gots my doctorate in Pimpology from YOU personally, playa.
 01-12-2014, 10:40 AMaway - #20
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Originally Posted by Fedor Christ
I gots my doctorate in Pimpology from YOU personally, playa.
so much fail in that quote, so much
 
 


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