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Target's massive data breach in mid-December was frustrating enough as it is without tossing additional personal identifying information into the mix, but personal emails sent out yesterday to Target shoppers confirm that the names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and even email addresses of customers were obtained in the attack.
Much like Sony during their very similar hacking situation, Target's looking to make things right. If you shopped at Target during the afected timeframes, you will be eligible for protection through Experian.
If you want a little more insurance when it comes to protecting your assets and identity, Target is offering one year of free credit monitoring with Experian's ProtectMyID service, which also includes theft insurance. If you want to redeem your code for free service, you can head over to creditmonitoring.target.com and register before April 23, 2014. Once you've gotten your code, it must be redeemed by April 30, 2014. Additionally, you can read up on more information about the data breach at Target's official site.
Did you receive Target's email as well? Are you going to be taking advantage of this offer?