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Target confirms encrypted PINs were stolen in recent breach

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Target Corp said that PIN codes used to secure ATM cards were stolen as part of the massive data breach at the third-largest U.S. retailer, though it said it was confident the data was "safe and secure."

The stolen PIN information was "strongly encrypted" when it was removed from Target's systems, spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in an emailed statement on Friday. "We remain confident that PIN numbers are safe and secure," she added.

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