Citibank to Replace Debit Cards for Customers Compromised in Target Breach

Becomes second bank to issue new cards for affected clients

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People walk past a Citibank branch in New York October 15, 2013.

Citibank will issue new debit cards to all of its customers affected by the recent data breach at Target, the New York Times reports.

The pre-Christmas breach at the retail giant allowed hackers to access personal information from as many as 70 million Target customers, in what analysts claim may be one of the largest consumer data breaches ever.

JPMorgan Chase announced plans to replace their customers debit cards after the initial breach was announced in December. According to the Times, Citibank said the holiday season had delayed their decision to reissue cards.