Target Says Data for 40 Million Shoppers Was Stolen

Welcome to the General Discussion area where just about anything goes! This area is designed to discuss all matters and does not necessarily have to be Transformers related. Please keep topics relevant.

Target Says Data for 40 Million Shoppers Was Stolen

Postby Noideaforaname » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:44 pm

https://corporate.target.com/discover/a ... payment-ca
Specifically, this applies to U.S. shoppers who used a Red, credit, or debit card between Nov 27th - Dec 15th in an actual, physical store (not online).



Unbelievable.
Image
"He may end up destroying a nearby planet or two, but such is life."
My Art Website -- Redbubble Shop
User avatar
Noideaforaname
City Commander
Posts: 3274
News Credits: 7
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:31 pm
Location: South Jersey

Re: Target Says Data for 40 Million Shoppers Was Stolen

Postby njb902 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:21 pm

It doesn't seem to affect any of the companies who's data gets stolen, profit wise anyways. So why would any of them spend a great deal of money on improving security?
njb902
Gestalt
Posts: 2563
News Credits: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:50 am

Re: Target Says Data for 40 Million Shoppers Was Stolen

Postby It Is Him » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:46 pm

njb902 wrote:It doesn't seem to affect any of the companies who's data gets stolen, profit wise anyways. So why would any of them spend a great deal of money on improving security?


It directly effects profitability, because when consumer confidence drops, people will stop shopping there.
Come join us at THE PUPPY THREAD

Image
BeastProwl wrote:What the **** is wrong with you?
User avatar
It Is Him
City Commander
Posts: 3837
News Credits: 16
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:23 pm
Location: Omicron Persei 8

Re: Target Says Data for 40 Million Shoppers Was Stolen

Postby njb902 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:38 pm

It Is Him wrote:
njb902 wrote:It doesn't seem to affect any of the companies who's data gets stolen, profit wise anyways. So why would any of them spend a great deal of money on improving security?


It directly effects profitability, because when consumer confidence drops, people will stop shopping there.


Oh you're right it could. However like I said earlier that just hasn't happened to other companies that have had a similar issue. So if I was Target, or any other company, and I saw that why would I spend any money? Why I'd probably just run a 10 percent off gimmick to take people's mind off of it. Besides there will be relatively few people who will actually be affected by this, and it will be the credit card companies issue anyways, so I'll just say how deeply sorry I am.
njb902
Gestalt
Posts: 2563
News Credits: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:50 am

Re: Target Says Data for 40 Million Shoppers Was Stolen

Postby It Is Him » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:25 pm

njb902 wrote:
It Is Him wrote:
njb902 wrote:It doesn't seem to affect any of the companies who's data gets stolen, profit wise anyways. So why would any of them spend a great deal of money on improving security?


It directly effects profitability, because when consumer confidence drops, people will stop shopping there.


Oh you're right it could. However like I said earlier that just hasn't happened to other companies that have had a similar issue. So if I was Target, or any other company, and I saw that why would I spend any money? Why I'd probably just run a 10 percent off gimmick to take people's mind off of it. Besides there will be relatively few people who will actually be affected by this, and it will be the credit card companies issue anyways, so I'll just say how deeply sorry I am.


Target likely spends millions on security, and here's why they do: The credit card companies and banks are also their customers, too. Why spend money on security? To protect one of their biggest clients
Come join us at THE PUPPY THREAD

Image
BeastProwl wrote:What the **** is wrong with you?
User avatar
It Is Him
City Commander
Posts: 3837
News Credits: 16
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:23 pm
Location: Omicron Persei 8

Re: Target Says Data for 40 Million Shoppers Was Stolen

Postby njb902 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:10 pm

It Is Him wrote:
njb902 wrote:
It Is Him wrote:
njb902 wrote:It doesn't seem to affect any of the companies who's data gets stolen, profit wise anyways. So why would any of them spend a great deal of money on improving security?


It directly effects profitability, because when consumer confidence drops, people will stop shopping there.


Oh you're right it could. However like I said earlier that just hasn't happened to other companies that have had a similar issue. So if I was Target, or any other company, and I saw that why would I spend any money? Why I'd probably just run a 10 percent off gimmick to take people's mind off of it. Besides there will be relatively few people who will actually be affected by this, and it will be the credit card companies issue anyways, so I'll just say how deeply sorry I am.


Target likely spends millions on security, and here's why they do: The credit card companies and banks are also their customers, too. Why spend money on security? To protect one of their biggest clients


I never said they didn't, I'm just saying they don't spend enough. Nor do I see that changing.
njb902
Gestalt
Posts: 2563
News Credits: 1
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:50 am


Re: Target Says Data for 40 Million Shoppers Was Stolen

Postby Ratbat » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:34 pm

Motto: "The road is my dinner plate."
Weapon: Shoulder-Mounted Mega-Blast Missile Cannons
Lucky me: I don't shop at Target. I shop at Walmart. :D
User avatar
Ratbat
Headmaster
Posts: 1142
News Credits: 1
Joined: Fri Oct 04, 2002 9:32 pm
Location: BRANDON, MISSISIPPI
Strength: 3
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 4
Endurance: 3
Rank: 6
Courage: 7
Firepower: 2
Skill: 9


Return to General Discussion

Ending Soon On eBay

Scourge Cybertron Transformers Ultra Class Hasbro 2005 MISP! Jungle Planet - Time Remaining: 3 days 3 hours 1 minute 27 seconds
Transformers Generations Combiner Wars - Choose Your Transformer - Time Remaining: 2 days 8 hours 5 minutes 9 seconds
Cybertron Defense Red Alert Transformers Ultra Class Cybertron Hasbro 2005 MISP - Time Remaining: 3 days 3 hours 5 minutes 17 seconds
HASBRO - TRANSFORMERS - UNIVERSE - RAMJET - BRAND NEW - SEALED!! - Time Remaining: 6 days 9 hours 5 minutes 32 seconds
Japanese Transformers G1 Superion C-50 C-51 C-52 C-53 C-54 Scramble City - Time Remaining: 6 days 6 minutes 27 seconds
Sky Shadow Cyberton Transformers RID Ultra Hasbro 2005 MISP! Primus Unleashed - Time Remaining: 3 days 2 hours 8 minutes 26 seconds
Hasbro Transformers Titans Return Titan Master Ptero Fangry Overboard New - Time Remaining: 7 days 13 hours 9 minutes 23 seconds
TRANSFORMERS 1994 G2 POWERMASTERS BULLETBIKE MOC MINT NEW - Time Remaining: 1 day 22 hours 11 minutes 55 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #186 - NYCC 2017
Twincast / Podcast #186:
"NYCC 2017"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, October 16th, 2017
Website Security Test