Glitch leads to long lines at Target

The company did not get hacked. Instead, it said a technical bug in its systems was responsible for the delays.

By InvestorPlace Jun 16, 2014 2:20PM

Credit: © Erik S. Lesser/EPA
Caption: Customers wait in line at a Target store in Atlanta, Ga.By Christopher Freeburn


Take a deep breath, everyone. Target (TGT) didn't just get hacked again.


Social media resounded on Sunday evening as customers across the U.S. reported delays and lengthy Target checkout lines, sending a few waves of panic that customers were experiencing some sort of repeat of its widespread 2013 data breach.


And for good reason -- that breach compromised the data of tens of millions of people, and was among several factors that led to the recent resignation of Target's CEO.


As it turns out, all's well, though. Target said a technical glitch in its systems was responsible for the checkout delays, though the company did not specify the nature of the glitch, The Associated Press reports.


In a statement, Target apologized for any inconvenience caused to customers and said it was working with store staffs to resolve the Target checkout problem.


Target emphasized that the glitch was "not in any way related to a security issue."


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16Comments
Jun 16, 2014 4:16PM
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LOL! The picture shown is from Black Friday!  Tricky media writers...
Jun 16, 2014 3:24PM
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I LOVE HOW AMERICANS BLAME THE RETAILER AND NOT THE THE THIEF.
Jun 16, 2014 5:13PM
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Well I figure something happened again...Because they have this big round thing on their back..
Jun 16, 2014 4:24PM
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Ahhh, what the hell; Let's beat on Target for a day or two.....Too hot to fish...
Jun 16, 2014 4:03PM
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Maybe we should all convert back to paying by check or cash. Then there would be no hackers or thieves stealing our information. A little inconvenience can save a whole lot of headaches. 
Jun 16, 2014 5:55PM
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Wow why don't they hire consultants so that these problems don't happen ?

Jun 16, 2014 3:20PM
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Cool, maybe they will have another 10% off weekend like last fall.

Jun 16, 2014 5:11PM
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Patriot.....It's POT meet KETTLE...
Jun 16, 2014 5:34PM
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The plural form of "staff" is "staff."
Jun 16, 2014 4:17PM
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I don't shop at Target. Nor will I ever start. I even hate Wally World. Never use my bank card on line or at the store unless need be. I write checks whenever possible. They take longer to clear also. 
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