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Target Sued by Shopper Over Data Security Breach Claims

Target Corp., the second-largest U.S. discount chain, was sued by a Christmas shopper claiming she may have been exposed to identity theft from a data breach affecting 40 million debit and credit cards.

The lawsuit, filed yesterday in federal court in San Francisco, follows the Minneapolis-based company’s statement that the information was breached from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, and that authorities and financial institutions were alerted immediately.