The Indiana Attorney General’s office has been fielding calls from Hoosiers concerned about a recent data breach at the Target Corporation.
The retail giant says the breach impacted more than 40 million Target credit and debit cards nationwide. It also confirmed Friday that encrypted PIN data was part of the stolen information.
Bryan Corbin is a spokesperson for the Indiana attorney general’s office. He says the office is monitoring the situation, along with attorneys general from all 50 states.
“These types of data breaches – obviously this one is high profile because it was Target and it happened during the holiday shopping season – but data breaches occur all the time. This one is maybe more noteworthy. But the types of recommendations we make here are the same types of recommendations we make year round,” Corbin says.
Those recommendations include getting a credit check and using resources listed on the attorney general’s website.
Corbin says in the past, the state’s attorney general has fined companies for data breaches if they went undiscovered, or if the company did not promptly notify consumers. He would not say whether the current investigation would go that far.