Target Data Breach Gets Worse, 110 Million Shoppers At Risk

The news about Target's data breach keeps getting worse as the personal information of up to 110 million shoppers could have been compromised.

The retailer announced last month that up to 40 million encrypted personal identification numbers were stolen, but today, the company upped that number to 70 million customers.

Now Target says it could reach as many as 110 million, according to The New York Times.That's nearly one third of the U.S. population and the heist could be the largest ever of retail data.

Target also added that in addition to the PIN information, the breach exposed names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of shoppers who made purchases between Nov. 27 to Dec. 15. "I know that it is frustrating for our guests to learn that this information was taken, and we are truly sorry they are having to endure this," Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel said in a statement.

For more see:
-this New York Times article
-these updates from Target Corp.

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