Breaking Down the Impact of the Target Breach
Nightmare and Reaction
110 Million - A total of up to 110 million customers could have been affected by the data breach at Target. The company confirmed that 40 million debit and credit cards had been stolen, and up to 70 million individuals had some personal information stolen as a result of the hack .
4 Days - The number of days it took for Target to publicly acknowledge the breach had taken place. Target’s CEO Gregg Steinhafel was first informed of the breach on Dec. 15 of last year, according to CNBC. Target first disclosed the attack on Dec. 19.