• Encrypted PINs stolen in Target data breach


    ORLANDO, Fla. - More details about Target's credit card data breach were uncovered Friday. The company now says encrypted PIN data was stolen during the massive breach between Black Friday and December 15.

    The security breach for Target customers keeps getting worse. The thieves didn't just get away with credit card numbers, they got PINS too, Target officials said.

    But the PINs were encrypted and would have to be decoded. Target officials said they're confident it can't be done, but it doesn't make customers feel any better.

    "I think they could have a better system. In the end they need to protect their customers," Target shopper Flavio Tagliafelio said.

    The store is already facing class action lawsuits that allege the thieves would be able to use the PINs to withdraw money from cardholders' bank accounts.

    Many banks are sending out new cards to customers whether they asked for them or not. Notices from those banks have already gone out letting accounts holders know to watch for their new cards.

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