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Target Corporation and its dedicated shoppers are still reeling from a massive security break over Black Friday and the weeks following that affected nearly 40 million shoppers. In the wake of news that hackers had stolen shoppers' credit and debit card info, Target has been contacting its customers with tips for dealing with the breach.

The official Target Blog, A Bullseye View, posted a list of five things to know about the data breach and a letter from Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel, who by way of apology offered up a 10% discount to all Target shoppers on Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21. Target will also provide free fraud monitoring to those who may be impacted.

Meanwhile, the same blogger that broke the news of the security breach has reported that the data stolen from Target customers has already hit the black market. As Brian Krebs states, the cards are being being sold in bundles of one million for $20 to $100 each. Check your bank balance, if you haven't already.
· Target Alerting Customers of Breach [WWD]
· In Apology, and a Sale, Target Tries to Appease [NYT]
· Cards Stolen in Target Breach Flood Underground Markets [Krebs on Security via]
· Security Breach at Target Could Affect 40 Million Customers [Racked]