Target Hacking Victim Speaks Out (VIDEO)

By Corinne Rose - 21Alive

January 13, 2014 Updated Jan 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- You could be one of millions of more shoppers whose credit or debit card information was stolen this past holiday shopping season.

We all know that Target shoppers' data were hacked, but now more retailers are coming forward.

One local woman had her information hacked after a holiday shopping trip to the discount retailer.

Her bank contacted her a couple weeks later to ask if she'd just used her credit card in Virginia.

After closing that card and being issued a new one, the other worries began to set in.

As more information began to emerge about one of the largest retail hacks in U.S. history, Ashley Steenman began to realize that the thieves will have access -- at the least -- to her phone number, email, home address and other information.

She says because of that one shopping trip, she will now have to be more vigilant when opening mail and email.

And that's not all.

“One of the other things I'm going to have to do now is keep an eye on my credit report. I know that my bank reported the closure of my credit card to all of the credit agencies just so that I wouldn't be affected. But now I want to make sure that no one else is opening any other credit cards in my name with any possible information they gathered from this instance,” Steenman says.

And now there's news of other retailers who've been cyber-attacked, as well.

Neiman Marcus says its customers' data are at risk, as are those from three other well-known retailers who have not been publicly identified yet.

Target's CEO says hackers got customers' data after malware was installed on its cash registers.

Best bet is for you to monitor your credit and debit card activity and make sure all the purchases there are yours.




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