Target data breach affects up to 121K in Hawaii

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm •  Published: December 27, 2013

HONOLULU (AP) — The state Office of Consumer Protection says as many as 121,000 Hawaii shoppers appear to have been affected by the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer Target.

Executive Director Bruce Kim said in a statement Friday the office is working with Target to ensure consumers aren't held liable for fraudulent purchases.

He says those who shopped at Target should take precautions to prevent their accounts from being used. Kim says people should monitor their bank and credit card statements and report suspicious activity to their bank or card company.

Target this month revealed data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts around the country were stolen between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

Target said Friday that debit-card PINs were among the financial information stolen.


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