Target Facing Multiple Lawsuits Over Data Hack

Posted on: 4:42 am, December 23, 2013, by

(Image Credit: MGN Online)

(Image Credit: MGN Online)

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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  • Marie Estes says:

    How do I get in on the lawsuit? My cc was involved and I’m having Nightmares about it! I need to get it changed! Target should have protected my information!

  • Barb says:

    Life happens and it’s not perfect. Any retailer can be hacked and it was proven that Target was not lackadaisical in their system security. Too many people are sue happy. There were 40M of us affected and Target is making things right. Why not blame the hackers?

    • Wake Up says:

      Barb, the credit card companies are at fault. They are using 1980s magnetic strip technology rather than updating their security. Europe uses the newer chip and pin system. When they switched to that system these types of events dropped drastically. American companies would rather pocket the money required to update their security and let you deal with it when it goes bad. These mega-corporations have an army of lawyers that will make any lawsuit against them meaningless! Their motto is profits before people!

  • baby2014 says:

    because Barb, we live in a sue first then think of consequences later world…no one wants to place blame where it actually belongs, everyone thinks its just a way to get quick money. These lawsuits will take years.

  • Brainchild says:

    Suing the companies is only going to result in higher prices for everyone down the line. Your information is 100% not safe in today’s world. It doesn’t matter what you do, hackers can and do find the holes. People who sue the stores are no better than the hackers. oh I had a few nightmares, give me enough money to retire on…give me a break!

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