Worried about Target? The do's and don'ts of protecting your data

Target, reassuring "guests" whose credit and debit card information was compromised in a December hack on the retail chain.

Millions of Americans have had credit card and debit card information stolen by hackers at big retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus.

Bob Sullivan, consumer advocate and investigative journalist at BobSullivan.net, says “this is going to be the most important credit card hack ever.”

Need more advice? Sullivan wrote more tips about protecting yourself on his website

About the author

Carmen Wong Ulrich is the former host of Marketplace Money, APM’s weekend personal finance program.

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