‘Here Is a Gift Card to Target’

She handed me a gift card to Target.

More Retailers Were Victims of a Data Breach. Have You Looked at Your Accounts Lately?

On Dec. 19, Target was a victim of a data breach that initially affected a reported 40 million payment card numbers, but was later said to have affected 70 million customers. Neiman Marcus was also a victim of a cyber attack. And a new report by Reuters says that there are other retailers that were affected by smaller breaches, but those stores have remained unnamed.

Target’s 12-Minute Ad

Starting today, Target is testing to see how consumers will react "branded entertainment" by releasing a 12-minute film starring Kristen Bell, Nia Long and Zachary Abel, and directed by Phil Abraham, who has directed Mad Men, and worked on The Sopranos.

Teen Is Behind Target Data Breach

Slate's Lily Hay Newman reports that the source of the latest data breaches of Target, Neiman Marcus, and other retailers is a 17-year-old Russian who created the software sold to "more than 60 Eastern European cybercriminals" that later used in the hacks.

Back-to-School Shopping Back When We Went to School

Logan: Mike, have you been in a shopping establishment lately? While I was home I went to a Target and wanted to buy every notebook and pencil in the place. I had like, an ache. For school supplies.

Target’s Triple Threat

You know how walking through Target makes you want to buy all of the things?

Target Apologizes for Data Breach Again, Offers a Year of Credit Monitoring

Did anyone else receive this email from Target apologizing for the data breach and offering a year of free credit-monitoring? It looks like anyone can sign up for free monitoring service by going here. Enjoy, I guess?

Stay Home Next Week

Stay home, eat plates of food and take naps.