Report: Cross-border Canadian shoppers possibly hit by Target breach

Minneapolis – Target Corp. notified Canadian shoppers who visited U.S, Target stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013 that some of their personal data may have been compromised in the major data breach that hit the retailer. According to the Canadian Press, that information includes personal data such as names, addresses, emails and phone numbers, but not financial data.

An email sent from Target president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel was sent to customers Target thinks may have been affected by the hacking attack. The email says that Target Canada stores were not affected by the breach. A Target spokesperson said less than 1% of all victims, or less than 700,000 consumers, were customers from Canada.

 

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