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Target's Breach

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It was the biggest shopping season of the year; and it might cost you a lot more than you think.

Target says from thanksgiving to December 15th at least 40 million customer credit and debit accounts could have been compromised. That makes it the second largest credit card breach in the country's history. Target says anyone who used their cards between that time in U.S. stores may have had their names, card numbers, expiration dates and security codes stolen. The theft did not affect any purchases made online.

The company says it immediately notified authorities and is working with a third party to investigate and prevent future breaches. It says customers should monitor their bank statements carefully and report any suspicious charges.  read more »