TV News LIES

Thursday, Jan 18th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Target confirms encrypted PIN data stolen

Target confirms encrypted PIN data stolen

E-mail Print PDF

Target PIN data stolenHackers who stole data for up to 40 million credit cards and debit cards used in Target stores removed encrypted data containing personal identification numbers — but the theft isn't expected to compromise cardholder accounts — the company said Friday.

"We remain confident that PIN numbers are safe and secure," said a statement issued Friday by Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder.

According to the company, Target does not have access to or store the encryption key within the company's computer systems. When a Target customer uses a debit card in one of the company's stores and enters his or her PIN, the number is encrypted at the keypad with a widely used security program known as Triple DES, the company said.

Triple DES is the common name for the Triple Data Encryption Algorithm, a standard designed to thwart efforts to crack encrypted data. The PIN data can only be decrypted when it is received by the company's external payment processor, Target said.

"What this means is that the 'key' necessary to decrypt that data has never existed within Target's system and could not have been taken during this incident," the company said, adding "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."

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


9 of 12 National Park Service advisers resign, cite differences with Int. Sec. Zinke

Int. Sec. ZinkeA majority of the U.S. National Park Service's advisory board resigned this week -- citing Interior...

Kentucky Just Made It Harder For Poor People To Get Health Care

Mat BevinThe Trump administration on Friday told Kentucky it can go ahead with its controversial Medicaid overhaul...

Court rejects request for stay on ruling that threw out NC district map

3 judge panel rejects request to stay ban on NC redistrictingA three-judge district court on Tuesday rejected North Carolina lawmakers’ request for a stay on a...

Arc of justice, interrupted: King's legacy vs. Trump's America

MLK and Trump: the Arc of Justice One of former President Obama’s favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes is “the arc of the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!