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 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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Wow why don't they hire consultants so that these problems don't happen ?
Cool, maybe they will have another 10% off weekend like last fall.
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