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Arkansans Deal with Massive Target Security Breach

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LITTLE ROCK (KATV)-Target Stores announced Friday that millions more of Americans were affected by the security breach than originally reported. Target said 110 million customers were a part of the breach.

Banks all over Arkansas have been issuing new cards to customers whose bank accounts may have been compromised after shopping at Target.

Ashley King spends her mornings as the host of The Morning Routine with Ashley King on The Point 94.1. Yesterday she realized she too was a victim of Target's bank account breach.

"I was grocery shopping and of course go through, they run all of the groceries through, i have a family of five, so a huge amount of groceries to feed the family. They bag them all up, they're all in my cart and I go to swipe my card and it doesn't work," King said.

The Arkansas Attorney General's office still doesn't know how many Arkansans were affected, but are still investigating it. But so many across the state received new cards from their banks, leaving them to change and protect their banking information.

"Getting the letter I wasn't completely surprised, but it's a little frustrating you think, gosh I'm going to have to go out of my way to go get a new card, but then I put the letter aside because it's right around the holidays and then got distracted forgot to go and get the new one," King said.

As Target announces millions more are now in that number of affected customers they're also saying new today that even more information was stolen in this hack, including mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and names.

But at Target in Little Rock Friday, neither the security breach nor the rain could keep away those shoppers. 

"It won't keep me from shopping at target but I will make a point to make sure I continuously check my statements and make sure there are no unwanted transactions on my account," said Chrystal Johnson.

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