Target's Breach: A Case Study

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The cost of the breach was far significant to Target, customers, employees and banks. Important employees lost their position including the CEO (Gonsalves, 2014) and CIO (Baldwin, 2014). Members of Target’s board of directors were threatened with termination (Lublin, 2014). Banks had to reimburse money taken from customers through their credit cards and pay for replacement cards estimating more than $200 million (D 'Innocenzio, 2014). Banks compensated most funds stolen from credit and debit cards, but identity theft was significant in the beginning of 2014 due to an enormous data breaches including Target (Murray, 2014). More than 140 charges have been filed against Target (Webb, 2014). Banks sued Target’s PCI compliance auditor, Trustwave
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