Target warns of data breach

December 19, 2013

Target Corp. says about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may be affected by a data breach at the start of the holiday shopping season. The retailer said customers who made purchases with their cards in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The breach did not affect online purchases, the company said. Target advised customers to check their statements carefully for suspicious charges.