Lileks: Target’s Great Data Breach finally sends us over the edge

  • by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 9:02 PM

I snapped. It took a month, but fear got the best of me. When the Great Target Data Breach was announced, a lot of us took it in stride — 40 million numbers? They’ll never get around to mine. Of course, Albert A. Anderson, whose card number began with 1111, probably sweated a little, but as the weeks went by and we didn’t hear stories of massive fraud, we relaxed. That horse might be out of the barn, but it wasn’t ordering OxyContin from a Bulgarian website.

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