Inside the Target Security Breach

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  • The Largest Security Breach in the Nation
  • Target
  • What Went Wrong?
  • How Do Credit and Debit Cards Work?
  • What Type of Information Is Stored on a Credit or Debit Card?
  • Is the Magnetic Strip Easy for Hackers to Decode?
  • Is Credit Card Security an Issue?
  • What Is Target Doing About the Security Breach?
  • Chase Enforces Limit for Card Holders
  • Card Companies Monitor for Fraud
  • Breach Prompts Federal Investigation
  • Secret Service Vows to Get to the Bottom of it
  • Target Shoppers File Suit
  • Is The U.S. an Easy Target?
  • What Do I Do If My Card Was Hacked?
  • The Future of American Credit and Bank Cards

The Largest Security Breach in the Nation

The United States is one of most sought after targets for credit-card hackers in the world, mainly due to the easy to decode magnetic strip used to store personal information on credit cards. As a result of Target’s credit card security breach, which exposed the personal information of millions of Americans, many are demanding answers for consumers. Keep reading to find out the latest details and how the security breach could affect you.  Dominique Zonyéé (@DominiqueZonyee)

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