Target apologizes for security breach, offers 10 percent discount

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 12/20/2013, 05:46pm

Frustration with Target has been heard far and wide after information for 40 million debit and credit card accounts were stolen as part of a data breach over Thanksgiving weekend. It was the second-largest credit card breach in U.S. history.

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel issued a public apology via Youtube on Friday, saying, “I would like to leave with guests is that we value their business, and we appreciate the trust they place in us as a company and as a friend and a community partner.”

“We take this crime seriously. It was a crime against Target, our team members, and most importantly, our guests,” the Youtube video description read.

As part of the apology, all customers will receive a 10 percent discount at Target stores on Dec. 21-22.