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Security Breach May Be Much Bigger Than Target
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on January 17, 2014 @ 7:06PM
Created on January 17, 2014 @ 5:54PM

Last week it was discovered that the Target security breach was even bigger than originally thought and that hackers also got the names, addresses, phone numbers, and emails of over 100 million people.

Now security researchers and government officials have released a report saying Target is only one of several retailers affected in this cyber attack. Apparently, malicious software is being used to hack into the unnamed retailers' point-of-sale systems and stealing credit card information. These breaches have some local residents seriously worried.

"It scares me to use that credit card anymore, because they get all your information ad stuff right there," said Bill Smith of Harrison County.

Kristina Jones of Lewis County says she's less concerned. "If they're going to get you with the credit cards, they're going to get you with the credit cards, so you might as well just go ahead and go shopping like normal," she said. 

Target is now sending emails to it's customers, apologizing for the breach and offering a free year of credit monitoring through Experian. Interested people need to register for the service on creditmonitoring.target.com by April 23. Target also recommends that you never share personal information over the phone or through texts and emails, to use caution if you get emails asking for money, and to never click links in suspicious emails.

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