As part of Target’s ongoing forensic investigation, it has been determined that certain guest information—separate from the payment card data previously disclosed—was taken from Target. This theft is not a new breach, but was uncovered as part of the ongoing investigation. At this time, the investigation has determined that the stolen information includes names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for up to 70 million individuals. You can read the full detail about this update on Target’s website.
In response to the security breach at its US stores, Target will be offering customers one year of FREE credit monitoring and identity theft protection. This included a FREE credit report, daily credit monitoring, identity theft insurance where available and access to personalized assistance. More details will be shared next week including specific instructions on how to enroll. I’ll post more information as it becomes available!