Target Denies Data Breach Included Stolen PINs

The troubled retailer insists PINs "not compromised" in one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history

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Yes, hackers breached 40 million credit and debit card accounts, but Target insists that personal identification numbers (PINs) remain secure, contrary to what’s being reported in the press.

CBS News reports that an anonymous executive “familiar with the situation” said that hackers stole encrypted PIN numbers to customers’ bank accounts. Target denies the claim, saying: “To date, there is no evidence that unencrypted PIN data has been compromised.”

Target has offered to monitor credit reports for affected customers. Two lawsuits have so far been filed against the giant Minneapolis-based retailer.

[CBS News]