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Target Discovers Bigger Credit/Debit Card Breach

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"I was really worried about it because it made me not come to Target for my December shopping," said Martin Obioxa. He says he and his wife Pauline skipped Target when they went Christmas shopping for their daughter Olivia. All because of the credit and debit card breach the company discovered last November. But after a month hiatus they returned as shoppers Friday only to get more bad news.

Target announcing the breach they first thought affected 40 million customers has grown to 70 million. It's not just pin numbers compromised. Now your personal information like email addresses and telephone numbers may be out there.

"I'm really concerned because if my credit card was involved it's a lot of problems for my personal security, my personal bank accounts and other stuff," said Obioxa.

Another customer, Alisha Brown is still a faithful customer despite the breach.

"I shop at Target once a week," said Brown but now she's changing the way she shops.

"I didn't change my card because I didn't have issues. My bank said didn't have issues. But now I'm using cash at Target," said Brown.

Target's CEO released a statement following the latest discovery. It reads:

"I know that it is frustrating for our guests to learn that this information was taken and we are truly sorry they are having to endure this."

Other shoppers say there's not much they can do but keep an eye on their account activity.

"I think it's an inevitable part of modern life that people can steal your information," said Lorin Lyle.

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