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Target Offers Free Credit Monitoring To Data Breach Victims

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A Target store (credit: Getty Images)

A Target store (credit: Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Target is now offering free credit monitoring to any potential victims of a massive data breach at its stores nationwide.

The retailer said Friday it intends to send emails by the end of the weekend to customers who shopped in its stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, CBS 2 reported.

A recent investigation revealed that hackers were able to steal bank account and credit card information from about 40 million accounts during that time.

Target said there is no indication that pins from debit cards were impacted by the breach.  The store added that it appears social security and date of birth information was not accessed, CBS 2 reported.

CEO Gregg Steinhafel also released a statement apologizing to customers for an issue that has been “confusing and disruptive during an already busy holiday season,” 1010 WINS reported.

Steinhafel reiterated that the security breach has been resolved and that it is safe to shop at Target stores across the U.S.

In an attempt to regain shoppers’ confidence, Target is offering a 10 percent discount in all of its stores this Saturday and Sunday.

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