RPT: Target Was Alerted to Early Warning Signs Before Data Breach, Didn't Act
Target was alert to early warning signs before the security data breach and declined to act, according to a new report.
The company is already facing dozens of proposed class-action lawsuits after a major data breach during the 2013 holiday shopping season.
On Your World with Neil Cavuto, attorney Stacy Schneider said Target may face more lawsuits as a result of this new report. “The legal standard is did you know or you should have known something was going to happen, and triggers a duty to act.”
Cavuto said Target’s likely defense is that they receive hundreds of security alerts every day and can't check out every single one. “It’s a valid argument,” he said.