Target Facing Multiple Lawsuits Over Data Hack
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Despite offering customers a 10% discount over the weekend, Target is still facing major backlash in the wake of a data hack impacting as many as 40 million customers.
As CNN Money reports, a legal team in California has filed a lawsuit seeking class action status on behalf of Target customers. A member of that law firm reportedly said he “had spoken to shoppers who claimed thieves had used their debit card information to withdraw money from ATMs.”
The lawsuit also “alleges negligence on the part of the retailer, and also says Target failed to promptly notify victims of the hack.”
Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder told CNN Money the retailer “typically doesn’t comment on pending litigation.”
Alabama law firm Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. has also filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers whose credit and debit card information was compromised.
The Target security breach began on or around Nov. 27 just before “Black Friday” and continued through at least Dec. 15. Security experts believe thieves may have somehow gained access to consumer credit card information when they swiped their cards at the registers.
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