The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the crucial holiday season seems to be part of a broader and highly sophisticated cyberattack that potentially has hit more than 1,000 U.S. businesses, according to a new Homeland Security advisory released Friday. Because Target was affected early, it not may be one of the safest places for consumers shopping with credit and debit cards.
The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the crucial holiday season seems to be part of a broader and highly sophisticated cyberattack that potentially has hit more than 1,000 U.S. businesses, according to a new Homeland Security advisory released Friday. Because Target was affected early, it not may be one of the safest places for consumers shopping with credit and debit cards. File photo The Associated Press
The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the crucial holiday season seems to be part of a broader and highly sophisticated cyberattack that potentially has hit more than 1,000 U.S. businesses, according to a new Homeland Security advisory released Friday. Because Target was affected early, it not may be one of the safest places for consumers shopping with credit and debit cards. File photo The Associated Press

Target likely ahead of other companies hit by hackers

August 25, 2014 10:54 AM