Target Used Company That Had Past Security Leak


Published 07/25 2014 02:56PM

Updated 07/25 2014 05:12PM

Target lost data on some 110-million customers when its computers were hacked.

The company offered free "Identity Theft Protection" from Credit Bureau Experian -- but Experian had troubles of its own.

Experian had a data leak through a subsidiary and unknowingly sold personal data of millions of Americans to a crook in Vietnam.

That guy then sold the personal information to identity thieves around the world.

It wasn't until U.S. Secret Service Agents alerted Experian that the company stopped.

Target and Experian insist the two incidents are unrelated.

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