Credit Card Security Breach at Target

| December 20, 2013

Clifford Neuman talks about data theft and how to protect against it

On December 19, Target announced a security breach of credit and debit card data from in-store transactions at the company’s U.S. locations between November 27 and December 15. The breach may affect up to 40 million shoppers.

Computer science professor Clifford Neuman took to the airwaves to discuss this security breach, which exposed credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and 3-digit security codes, and to advise shoppers on how to protect themselves from data theft.

Below is a sampling of the media coverage that included Neuman’s commentary on this instance of credit and debit card data theft.


This week brings bad news if you shopped at Target over the past three weeks. The company announced that up to 40 million people may have been affected by a security breach of credit and debit card data.
ABC News has confirmed the Secret Service is investigating what appears to be a massive data breach or ‘intrusion’ involving credit- and debit-card numbers at Target stores nationwide.
The discount retailer Target issued an apology Thursday and said it was working with a forensics firm to investigate a security breach that may have compromised the personal data of 40 million customers.
If you’ve shopped at target over the past few weeks, there’s some important information for you. The retail giant announced this morning approximately 40-million credit and debit card accounts may have been compromised.
Forty million users’ personal information has been stolen, not a trivial matter. Here we invite Southern California computer security expert, Dr. Neuman to talk about his views, as well as to learn more about how we can secure our credit and debit cards.

Published on December 20th, 2013

Last updated on August 5th, 2021

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