Alaska Banks Scramble Target Security Breach

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Photo Credit: kevin dooley/flickr

Financial institutions in Alaska are scrambling to reissue debit and credit cards to thousands of customers affected by a massive data breach that hit retailer Target.

On Dec. 19, Target confirmed that data connected to about 40 million debit and credit card accounts nationwide was stolen. Last week, the retailer said the stolen data included pin numbers for debit cards.

Three Target stores operate in Alaska, two in Anchorage and one in Wasilla. No statewide numbers of affected cardholders are available, but the Anchorage Daily News ( contacted individual financial institutions for information.

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