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Target says encrypted debit card PIN data stolen

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Updated: 12/28/2013 12:19 pm
ATLANTA (AP) - Target says an investigation into the credit and debit card data theft that occurred earlier this month has found that PIN data was removed along with customers' names and card numbers.

But Target says it believes the personal identification numbers remain safe because the information was strongly encrypted.

It says the PIN can only be decrypted when received by its independent payment processor.

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