|[December 19, 2013]
Hagens Berman Investigates Credit Card Data Breach at Target Stores
SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, a consumer-rights law firm, today
announced it is investigating a massive breach of customer data from
Target (News - Alert) Corporation (NYSE:TGT), following the retail chain's announcement
of unauthorized access to millions of credit and debit card numbers.
On Dec. 19, Target confirmed that the breach included customer names,
credit or debit card numbers, expiration dates and three-digit CVV
security codes for approximately 40 million accounts used to make
purchases at Target stores throughout the United States between Nov. 27,
2013, and Dec. 15, 2013.
Hagens Berman seeks to discover whether Target took sufficient measures
to guard sensitive customer data, and whether Target's data policies and
practices put consumers at heightened risk of identity theft.
"Any time such complete credit or debit card data is compromised, the
account holder is put at serious risk of identity theft and often must
spend significant time and money to protect themselves from fraudulent
transactions in their name," said Tom Loeser, a Hagens Berman Partner
and former federal prosecutor in the Cyber and Intellectual Property
Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorneys Office inLos Angeles. "While it's
commendable that Target is now working with the proper authorities to
investigate who may have stolen 40 million customers' account
information, we are investigating whether this enormous breach could
have been avoided in the first place if Target had taken adequate and
good-faith measures to protect its customers' data."
Concerned consumers who made purchases at Target stores during the
affected period are encouraged to contact a Hagens Berman attorney by
emailing Target@hbsslaw.com or
calling (206) 623-7292.
Additional information about the investigation is available at http://www.hbsslaw.com/cases-and-investigations/cases/Target-Data-Breach.
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, LLP is a consumer-rights class-action law
firm with offices in nine cities. The firm has been named to the
National Law Journal's Plaintiffs' Hot List seven times. More about the
law firm and its successes can be found at www.hbsslaw.com.
The firm's class-action law blog is located at www.classactionlawtoday.com.
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