Target Reaches Settlement Agreement with 47 States for Data Privacy Breach

By John Weaver

Target has agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle a lawsuit involving 47 states and the District of Columbia related to a 2013 cyberattack that affected the data privacy of more than 41 million customers. The hackers gained access to Targets customer service database, capturing full names, phone numbers, email addresses, payment card numbers, credit card verification codes, and other sensitive data from those customers.

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