Target Stores Security Breach-UPDATE 1/10/2014
 

On 1/10/14, Target announced that "Guest" Information for 70 million customers was also accessed and compromised during the breach. This Guest Information is generally included publicly available information such as name, address, phone, etc., but also included email addresses and cell phone numbers. Again, we advise our members to be vigilant and monitor their accounts and be wary of any unusual phone calls, texts, or emails that request financial account data or confidential personal information.

To answer questions and educate the public about the background and details of this breach, Target Corporation has created a website: https://corporate.target.com/about/payment-card-issue.aspx

Target has posted the following (and much more) on its site:

"We truly value our relationship with you, our guests, and know this incident had a significant impact on you. We are sorry. We remain focused on addressing your questions and concerns.

You have zero liability for any charges you didn’t make.

Target is offering one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to all guests who shopped our U.S stores.

Don’t readily share your personal information, such as social security number, passwords, user IDs and financial account information, over the phone, email or text with anyone even if they claim to be someone you know or do business with. Ask for a call-back number.

Delete texts immediately from numbers or people you don’t recognize.

Be wary of mass emails asking for money or that send you to suspicious websites. Don’t click links within emails you don’t recognize."

If you have any questions related to this breach and impact upon your accounts at the credit union, please call McKesson Federal Credit Union at 203-381-9492. Thank you.

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Target Corporation announced on December 19, 2013 that its stores have been hit by a major credit and debit card attack involving the theft of information related to up to 40 million credit and debit accounts.  It is believed the breach began the day after Thanksgiving and continued for three weeks.  The breach involves the theft of information stored on the magnetic stripe on the backs of debit and credit cards.

We are not aware of any of our members' account information being stolen.  However; if you shopped at Target during this timeframe and used your debit or credit card to complete your purchase it is possible that your personal information could have been stolen.

We ask that you continue to monitor your account activity to identify any unauthorized activity. Use of the credit union’s Online Banking and Touch Tone Teller can assist you in reviewing activity occurring in your account.

If you would like us to issue you a new Debit or Credit Card, please contact the credit union’s main office at 203-381-9492 and we will be glad to assist you.