Target Knew Of Data Risks In 2007, New Class Action Says

Law360, Los Angeles (January 14, 2014, 8:28 PM EST) -- Target Corp. ignored warnings from as early as 2007 that its point-of-sale system was vulnerable to attack by hackers, according to a proposed consumer class action over the retail giant's recent data breach that was filed Tuesday in California federal court. 

The complaint accused Target of negligence and violations of various state laws governing unfair business practices and security breach disclosures for failing to heed a cybersecurity expert's warnings in 2007 about vulnerabilities in its POS systems and later misleading customers about the nature and scale...
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