Target Sucks - We Hate Target and We Know We're Not Alone.

December 23, 2013 - Barytone

I hope no one signs up for another Red Card!

So, I assume everyone has heard the news that hackers have breached the Target Red Card “secured” files and gotten away with over 40 million credit and debit card numbers and other information.

Target has released a statement that the “issue has been resolved,” but I think this is a bold face lie.

Since the debit card that Target offers is linked to your personal banking account it is not far off to say your account may have been or may be compromised in the future.

Target has urged all team members to change their PIN numbers and monitor their bank accounts for any suspicious activity, but I went as far as canceling the card all together because there is no telling what these hackers have or what they plan to do with the information. On top of that we are not suppose to talk about the situation with guest and to continue hawking that God-forsaken card to the public as if nothing has happened.

People, cancel your Red Cards if you have them and do not apply for a new one. Owning a credit card is a huge risk and we need to be protected from fraud. Target has proven that they are not up to the task of keeping our private information private.

Target needs to suspend offering the card until they can prove to us better security measure are in place.

To the cashiers, do not offer the card to anyone. Right now it is very dangerous to own a Target Red Card.

Despite Target PR department saying otherwise, I do not believe this issue has been resolved. Your information is now in the hands of criminals and there is no telling what they are going to do with all this information in this age of identity theft and credit fraud.









  • TargetSucks says:

    It's not just red cards. The data breach included all debit and credit card types used at target stores.

    • Barytone says:

      Thanks for letting me know. My boss said it was only the Red Card.

      Just another lie to try to save their sorry asses.

      I like how they just surprised us with that extra 10% weekend to try to save face. Millions more shopped at Target because of it and were unfazed by the whole situation.

      • TargetGrunt says:

        Go-go blind American consumerism! Although at my store we still missed forecast by $50k+, so it hasn't gone completely unnoticed.

        • Barytone says:

          My store is getting hard too. They were missing sales by so much last weekend they started sending people home two-three hours early and telling others not to come in at all.

      • Silverfox says:

        then all the td issued cards would be under attack. Td can access your canadian credit history from the us side to issue you a red card in the states. It's the machine used to process them that was compromised. It's like hackers installed a keylogger into target's machines. They got attacked by a trojan so target can't do anything.

  • Silverfox says:

    You can't blame target for this one. It's out of their control. It's people who somehow managed to install a keylogger into target's pos systems.

    • Barytone says:

      Out of their control? Target is a multi-billion dollar company that should have had security measures in place to protect private data. Sure, credit does go to the hackers that pulled off this heist, but it is negligence on the part of Target that allowed this to happen.

      A scam of this magnitude has only been pulled off one other time in history and that was done at TJ Maxx and it took 18 months to get 45.6 million card numbers. These people got 40 million from Target in only 15 days.

  • Silverfox says:

    There's a rumor that it's an inside job.

  • Silverfox says:

    What target needs to do is start offering pin and chip cards (Emv chip cards) and convert all customers to pin and chip and have pin and chip readers at the till. Use this event as an excuse to push out pin and chip cards.

  • Integritymybullseye says:

    All large companies have security tags in place not only prevent this from occurring but to also alert tech staff if measures are breached. Over two weeks is unacceptable. One wonders if 4th quarter profits/sales were more important than customers i.e. our guests

  • Silverfox says:

    at least it was only two weeks instead of 18 months lol.

  • pinkzinnia says:

    Wow, you all sound like guests and the media... In this world it's dangerous to use any form of plastic. I had my cards compromised that were linked to PayPal. Never used either of them at target...

    My debit card was compromised too, again, never used it at target..
    It sounds to me that a hacker got into global services and other service providers that major companies use to accept credit/debit cards...

    And let me ask you, what guest in their right mind is going to take the word of a cashier as "word"

    People are just stupid, and the media accentuates it.

    • Barytone says:

      Sounds like you're an…pardon the pun.

      What's your PIN number? 1234?

      Let me guess, you're password is password…

    • TargetGrunt says:

      If anything is stored digitally, there's almost always a way to access it behind people's backs; given you have the know-how and time, that is.

      And I'm guessing that customers trust the word of cashiers because they are the "face" of the business? Who knows?

      It feels like Idiocracy is slowly turning from satire into reality.


Leave a Reply