The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Editorials

December 28, 2013

Editorial: Target breach exposes dangers of credit card age

(Continued)

In the days since the announcement, Target has done a better job in setting things right, giving card holders detailed instructions of what they should do and plenty of options for resolving suspicious charges.

Financial institutions, including at least one local bank, have also been quick to provide excellent customer service, realizing what a delicate matter canceling cards, and thus cutting off access to funds, can be.

The entire matter is a lesson in the dangers of the credit card age — and a good reminder that carrying cash may not be such a bad thing.

In summary Target's response to the data breach that made its customers vulnerable should have come sooner, and the company should have been more prepared.

Text Only
Editorials
More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

How important do you consider preschool for children?

Vital
Important but not critical
Not necessary
     View Results