Target warns of e-mail scams

Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 2:19 PM
Last updated 5:28 PM
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ATLANTA — Target says it has learned of some incidents of scam e-mails related to its recent data breach and is setting up a section of its corporate Web site to post copies of all official communication.

The company says it is aware of “limited instances” of scam e-mails. Spokeswoman Molly Snyder says the company doesn’t have any other specifics to provide about the fake e-mails.

The Minneapolis retailer says it is creating a section of its Web site to contain copies of Target’s official communication to customers so customers can be sure they are really hearing from Target when they get e-mails from the retailer.

Target said last week that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

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nocnoc 12/25/13 - 03:21 pm
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Not picking on Target

But isn't time to make companies responsible the ID theft clean up expenses and 5 years on Credit Monitoring?

Also isn't it time to UPDATE the Debit/Credit Card protection technology? In many cases I am seeing no major improvements since about 2002 in hardware/Firmware technologies.

Heck A kid can sit outside of any business that uses wireless, with a Laptop running wireless using products like
http://www.wirelessdefence.org/Contents/WirelessWin32Tools.htm

or at least 1/2 dozen Freeware Wireless promiscuous mode data capture apps.

Using just 10mb to 15mb of captured and a WIFI decrypt app, they can become rich at $1,000 a hundred for card numbers pins, code # and names.

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