Va. Benefit Cards Turned Off Due to Target Breach
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Va. Benefit Cards Turned Off Due to Target Breach

Va. Benefit Cards Turned Off Due to Target Breach

Saturday, Jan 4, 2014

Virginia has deactivated nearly 4,000 state-issued electronic benefits cards due to the recent security breach at Target Corp. stores.Black-Friday-2013-300x300

The EPPICards are used by people receiving benefits such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and child support.

Target revealed in December that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts were stolen between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.

The Virginia Department of Social Services tells media outlets that nearly 4,000 EPPICards were used at Target stores during this period.

The department says the EPPICard program’s vendor, Xeros, blocked the affected cards Wednesday. The cards are being replaced.

via Va. Benefit Cards Turned Off Due to Target Breach | NBC4 Washington.

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