Target is made a target in new lawsuits


The Target nightmare continues, for both Target and their customers. In light of the massive data hack during the holiday season, Target has become the target in dozens of lawsuits. So far the company has been named in about 40 different lawsuits across the country.

Each of the different lawsuits claim that Target did little to protect their customer’s information. The suits violated various state laws on top of their negligence in the way they handled the breech.

A court filing in Louisiana stated that Target customers would have to worry about their data security for years. The filing goes on to calling the breach “as good as gold” for someone who wanted to steal a person’s identity.

If the lawsuits are settled in favor of the complainants Target could be on the hook for a lot of money. Those affected by the data hack may not see a lot of it, and chances are the payments will be made in increments over the period of several years.

[via Gigaom]

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