Cyber Security Expert Has Advice for Possible Victims of Target Stores Security Breach

NORFOLK - A data breach at Target may impact close to 40 milion credit and debit card accounts.  Omaha cyber-security expert Chris Hoke says this could impact everyone who shopped at one of the 17 Target stores in Nebraska from November 27th through December 15th.  Hoke says the black stripe on the back of the card has infomation about you encoded onto it.  When the card is scanned, that information is converted into electronic data and passed into the network.  Hoke says credit cards are safer to use than debit cards.  Online customers of Target were not impacted by the breach.  Experts say consumers can protect themselves by keeping a close eye on statements and monitor credit reports for anything unusual.