Statement By A.G. Schneiderman On Target's Agreement To Provide Free Credit Monitoring To Potential New York Victims Of Data Breach

NEW YORK – The following can be attributed to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman regarding Target’s decision to provide free credit monitoring services to all potential New York victims of this week’s announced data breach, at the urging of the Attorney General’s Office.

“Following the news this week of a massive breach of personal financial data belonging to millions of Target shoppers, I urged Target to offer affected New Yorkers one year of free credit monitoring to ensure they are not victims of identity theft. I’m pleased to report that, just a short time ago, Target agreed to our request.

"We urge shoppers to take advantage of this offer, and exercise additional precaution to ensure their identities and personal accounts are protected. In the coming days and weeks, I will continue to use every power at my disposal to determine the extent of this breach and help holiday shoppers protect themselves from the potential consequences of this incident and any in the future.”