Target confirmed that up to 40 million customers' credit and debit cards could be affected by a massive security breach after thieves gained access to private card information used at its stores.
Target confirmed early Thursday that its security systems were breached from the day before Thanksgiving through Dec. 15. Stolen card information includes the customer's name, card number, expiration date and three-digit security code, Target said.
"We've no indication that PIN numbers were exposed," said Target spokesman Eric Hausman.
The breach affected all cards, including Target store brand cards and major card brands such as Visa and MasterCard.
If the thieves do find a buyer for any stolen Target data, it could be months before it is used in any fraud -- if ever.
Are they serious......months?