Conn. shoppers urged to use free credit monitoring

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm •  Published: January 13, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are urging people who shop at Target to take advantage of free credit-monitoring that the company has offered following a data breach that affected millions of shoppers.

Attorney General Jepsen says those consumers should also change their PIN number and be vigilant about unsolicited calls seeking personal information.

Target disclosed last week that the massive, pre-Christmas data theft was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported in December. The nation's second largest discounter said hackers stole personal information from more than 70 million customers as part of the breach.

Target is also offering a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to customers that shopped at its stores.