Target breach lasted three additional days, stealing more customer data than originally thought

Customers remain uneasy after learning Target breach went on for longer than the company originally stated

When it comes to a security breach having to do with confidential customer data, time is literally money. So you can imagine that when news leaked that the Target breach that occurred over the holiday season lasted longer than the company originally led on, the customers affected demanded more than just answers.

A recent Wall Street Journal report referenced the testimony that was submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, in which Target Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan said the company has learned software on another 25 checkout machines continued to steal payment card data three days after Dec. 15, the date the discounter had said the malware was removed from its system.

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