NEW YORK, NY (CNNMoney)- The data breach at Target was significantly broader than originally reported. The company said Friday that 70 million customers had information such as their name, address, phone number and e-mail address hacked in the breach.
Target said the personal data stolen could affect its past shoppers — not just those who have visited the store recently.
The breach occurred in the weeks following Thanksgiving when as many as 40 million customers may have also had credit or debit card information stolen. A Target spokesperson said there may be overlap between the two groups, but they do not currently know the extent.
Target said it would try to reach customers for whom it has e-mail addresses to inform them of the breach. It cautioned that it would not ask customers to provide any personal information and warned customers not to respond to any e-mail claiming to be from Target.