Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Who’s minding the Security?

Recently there was a huge breach of security at one of the biggest discount chains of the country and almost 40 million credit and debit cards were hacked from presumably from November 27, 2013 to December 15, 2013 until it was discovered I don’t know how. I was also the intended victim of this elaborate hack and was initially very much pissed off at the hack. But now I have calmed down a little bit but still unhappy with the Target® the discount chain where this breached occurred handled this issue. It is hard to understand the breach occurring for a few days let alone for almost three weeks and for so many people which is larger than the population of some countries. I mean for such a long time and for so many people the cards, Credit and debit were getting hacked and nobody noticed it is really unbelievable and it shows either the sophistication of the hackers or the lax security at target. And instead of coming out in one go and updating the victims, they were supposedly trying to conceal some facts. And you know the lawsuits have already started to pile up for them. As for me since I use exclusively credit card, I am just monitoring right now and if need arises will change the card as well but for those people who use the debit card, they will have to either monitor their account constantly or just have to change their card right away along with their PIN numbers.

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