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Target Faces Privacy Suit After 40M Card Numbers Stolen

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 6:43 PM EST) -- Target Corp. was hit with a putative class action in California federal court on Thursday hours after revealing that hackers lifted data on up to 40 million customers' credit and debit cards in an audacious security breach lasting nearly three weeks of the holiday shopping season.

In a statement, Target confirmed that so-called track data was stolen in real time as payment cards were swiped in its stores between Nov. 27 — the day before Thanksgiving — and Dec. 15. The company's investigation has already determined that customer names, credit or debit card numbers, card expiration dates and three-digit CVV security codes were...

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