Target: Actually, 70 Million Customers' Info Stolen

Number nearly double previous disclosure


The massive credit card heist at Target stores across the country was nearly twice as large as previously revealed, with the retailer saying 70 million customers were hit—making it one of the largest security breach of its kind.

The company said that as part of its ongoing probe it found that some customer information, apart from the payment card data previously disclosed, was stolen during the data breach. It said this is not a new breach.