If you shopped at a Target store between Black Friday and December 15 this year, there's a good chance hackers accessed data from your credit or debit card account, according to Mashable.com.
The company confirmed today that a massive data breach affected all of its 40 million card devices at checkout stations across stores nationwide, starting on November 27. The New York Times reported hackers may have compromised the software controlling point-of-sale systems, possibly via a phishing attack or inserting malware to gain access to credit card numbers, expiration dates and more. The hack could have been conducted with the help of an insider, the report said. Online shoppers were not affected.
Target is working with authorities to learn more about the incident and is currently alerting shoppers with email addresses to take caution. Target has set up a dedicated call center and is addressing frequently asked questions related to the breach on its website. If you shopped at a Target store in this designated time frame, you can call 866-852-8680.