Have a Target.com account? You have work to do...


You've heard about the massive data breach at Target stores. Up to 40 million people who shopped at Target the weeks following Thanksgiving may have had their credit or debit cards compromised due to the breach. My mom's debit card was compromised and she had to cancel the card which caused some headaches, but thankfully no fraud.

Turns out, in addition to the card information, the hackers may have also gotten access to Target's customer database which would include name, email address and phone numbers for up to 70 million customers who had an account on the Target.com website. If you've ever ordered from Target.com, setup a wish-list or registry or just opened an account your information could be compromised.

Now would be a good time to change your password to your Target.com account. More importantly, also evaluate what other sites you may have used that password on and make sure those passwords are changed too. (Have you met my friend 1Password?) Because the attackers may have the email address associated with your account and even your physical address, be weary of phishing attacks, both electronic and in snail-mail. 

Here's a piece from CNN with more information and Target's official response.