Samantha, the date range of the attack was 11-27-13 through 12-15-13. So yes, you should be payting attention to this situation and monitoring your statements.
Thanks for the insight Chris.
Audrey, Debit card holders are in the same situation as credit card holders. Unfortunately, changing your pin number may not be enough. Keep a close eye on your credit card statements.
Flowanne, Yes. Your debit/credit card information might have been stolen. Pay close attention to your statements.
Mellone. At this time, it is only Target. Other subsidiaries and sister companies have not been affected yet.
Randy, I would go into a store and discuss it with their service department. Alternatively, you can try and call them, although their phone lines have been very busy since this situation developed.
Cristy, Target card information was also stolen and would represent a risk at this time.
Julia, I would bring that up with a Target representative and discuss that with them.
Lenore, unfortunately there is not specific time frame of your exposure to this attack. However, when your card expires and you are issued a new one, you will be able to rest easy.
Beth. That is outside of the range of dates, however, I would be cautious and check your statements.
Janenne: Fortunatley No. Online accounts have not been compromised per current information.
LaVerne: Similar but a bit different. It is posible that the money will be taken out of your account on a theft but they should return any fund that were wrongly charged to your acount.
Lee, cancelling your current card and obtaining a new one would protect you from this breach of security. However, you may be responsible for any bank fees associated with getting a new card. You would need to discuss those fees with your bank.
Kayla: If you get a statement in the mail, you can check it then, you do not have to do it before then. You will likely be able to online in a few days when it calms down.
Kayla, you have a couple of other options for contacting Target. You can try calling them or going back to a store to discuss it in person with their Customer Service
It will be very difficult to check anything now but it should calm down and a few days.
David, If you swiped your cards on one of the scanners in a Target store, you should consider yourself in the affected group. Pay attention to your statements both for the credit card and the Target card.
Janenne: ANY and ALL cards used in Target are potentially at risk.
Great question Lenore. Unfortunately No. Sometimes the card numbers and info will sell on the blackmarket months later. Always check your statements.
Chris: Correct... I would personally avoid the number and the store. Just be sure to check your statements and CALL if you see anything concerning!
JoAnn, the dangerous period ended on December 15th. Target has announced that they have corrected the problems and are secured again. If you used your card today, it did not put your information at risk.