You’ve likely heard by now — it’s been a rough holiday season for Target.
The Minneapolis-based retailer revealed today that personal information for up to 70 million individuals was stolen, including names, mailing addresses, email addresses and phone numbers. This is in addition to the December 19 announcement of a massive security breach affecting the credit and debit card information for 40 million customers who shopped in-store between November 27 and December 15. Specifically the customer name, debit or credit card number, expiration dates, CVV and encrypted PIN numbers were stolen in nearly 1,800 stores.
Company spokeswoman Molly Snyder told Bloomberg that it’s likely the two groups of affected individuals overlap, but to what extent is not clear at this point. Total number of consumers affected could reach 110 million.
The company also announced today that it would offer free credit monitoring and identity theft protection, however details of that program …