A Fargo law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Target, alleging millions in damages owed by the retailer for its recent security breach.
Solberg Stewart Miller filed the lawsuit in Federal Court in Fargo, ND on January 14, naming Alissa Farol and Frances Lundbald as representative members of a class of consumers that could consist of thousands of people in North Dakota. The case is based on Target’s data breach from November 27, 2013, to December 15, 2013, where millions of Target shoppers’ personal and financial information was obtained by hackers, as a result of Target’s alleged inadequate or unreasonable security measures.
The lawsuit filed in Fargo indicates that the specific class consists of all consumers who used credit or debit cards at Target stores in North Dakota during the time of the breach and whose personal and/or financial information was breached.
Target publicly announced Dec. 20, 2013, that it had been hit by a wide-reaching security breach that compromised millions of cardholder accounts. The retailer reported the hackers had access to credit and debit card holder’s names, card numbers, and the three-digit security number on the card. On Dec. 27, 2013, Target admitted that it had confirmed that encrypted personal identification numbers (PINs) also were stolen.
Todd Miller, one of the attorneys who filed this case, urges anyone who believes they may have had their data stolen to contact their credit card companies, banks, and local police department to file a report about potential identity theft.