Target is not the only target

I am sure most of you are aware of the huge security breach that Target faced in terms of the usage of credit cards. For a while, it definitely turned me off from going to Target because I was so afraid that my information would be stolen. Kristyn Padovano actually had a run in with someone stealing her credit card information and purchasing items. It was  a really stressful and annoying process that she had to deal with and I definitely did not want that happening to me. But I, like most of you, have recently become aware that this is happening at ALOT of different stores not only Target. It goes back to the unwanted power that comes along with being so technologically advanced in today’s society. People take total advantage of these devices and it creates these annoying difficult problems. Michael’s, the largest arts and craft retailer, is just one of many to become victim of this security breach. Apparently this problem had occurred in May of last year without getting too much attention and then come January of this year it happened again. They have estimated that it affected about 2.6 million cards, or about 7% of payment cards used during those times. Although Michael’s stores said in a statement that “there is no evidence that data such as customers names or personal identification numbers were at risk.” Well thank you Michael’s, that still doesnt take away from the fact that they have all the information affecting our financial assets. Michael’s has assured the public that it is working with not only law enforcement but also cyber-security firms to ensure this problem never occurs again!

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