Inside the Target Security Breach

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  • 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
  • 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

What Do I Do If My Card Was Hacked?

While the U.S. may be behind in credit card technology in regards to the magnetic strip, it is much easier for victims of credit card fraud to make a claim. For example, if your card is hacked you can simply call your bank or card holder to begin an investigation, whereas in the UK customers must make claims in writing.

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