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Target: Personal information stolen during breach

Target has announced that customers' personal information was stolen during a recent security breach.

The company says names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for 70 million people was taken.

Target has provided some tips for guests you can find by clicking here.

“I know that it is frustrating for our guests to learn that this information was taken and we are truly sorry they are having to endure this,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Target. “I also want our guests to know that understanding and sharing the facts related to this incident is important to me and the entire Target team.”

Target is offering free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to customers.

Target had announced in December that about 40 million credit and debit cards may have been affected by a data breach that happened between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 -- just as the holiday shopping season was getting into gear.
retailer said Friday that the personal information stolen is not a new breach, but was discovered during its ongoing investigation.
Target Corp.'s stock fell in Friday premarket trading.

Click here for the link for free credit monitoring thought Target.

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