Target confirms encrypted PIN data stolen

Target is now confirming that debit card pin data was stolen from customers as part of a breach of 40-million accounts.

targetA spokesperson for Target issued a statement saying:

“The most important thing for our guests to know is that their debit card accounts have not been compromised due to the encrypted PIN numbers being taken.”

And experts believe it is unlikely that thieves can access that pin information because that data was encrypted.

Target faces almost two dozen lawsuits filed by consumers after details of the initial breach were released.

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