Unauthorized access to payment card data in U.S. Target stores affects up to 40M cards

Target acknowledged Thursday that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts was stolen as part of a breach that began over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Target’s disclosure came a day after reports that the company was investigating a breach.

Customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have had their accounts exposed. The stolen data included customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the embedded code on the magnetic strip on back of the card.

We do not know which of our Ann Arbor State Bank debit cardholders has been affected yet, but we can order you new cards and reduce your current card limits in order to reduce the losses due to fraud.  Please contact our customer service if you know you were shopping at Target around Black Friday and would like to order a new card.  Please read Targets’ announcement regarding the security breach.

The complete Target article can be read or printed online at https://corporate.target.com/discover/article/Important-Notice-Unauthorized-access-to-payment-ca.