Idaho to receive $193,000 in Target data breach settlement

Posted at 4:04 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 18:04:56-04

Officials with Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's office say Idaho will receive nearly $193,000 in settlement funds from Target Corp. -- over a massive data breach that occurred before Christmas, 2013.

Wasden's office announced Tuesday that the breach affected roughly 140,000 payment card accounts and exposed contact information for 280,000 customers in Idaho.

In total, the $18.5 million agreement with 47 states and the District of Columbia is the largest multistate data breach settlement to date. The settlement, which stipulates some security measures the retailer must adhere to, resolves the states' probe into the breach.

Target had announced the breach on Dec. 19, 2013, saying it occurred between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 of that year. The states' investigation found that in November, 2013, scammers accessed Target's server through credentials stolen from a third-party vendor.

(by Associated Press)