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TARGET: Customers' encrypted PINs were stolen

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Target says its customers' encrypted PINs were stolen.

The retailer issued a statement Friday that additional forensic work showed that data was removed, along with customers' names and card numbers in a major data breach.

But Target says it believes the PIN numbers are still safe because the information was strongly encrypted -- and it can only be decrypted when received by its independent payment processor.

Data connected to about 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target was stolen between Black Friday and Dec. 15.

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