New details are being released into the massive security breach at Target stores across the country.
WDBJ 7 has learned that information like your name, mailing address, phone number and email were also taken.
Back in December, hackers obtained credit card data for millions of customers. Investigators probing the recent cyber attack are continuing to warn retailers about the sophisticated malware that was used.
It reportedly is affecting a large number of stores, including some right here in our area.
A couple from Floyd got more than they bargained for while shopping at the Target in Christiansburg.
Judy and Dennis Anderson, along with millions of other customers, received an email alerting them of the personal information security breach. The email also states that Target is now offering free credit monitoring for one year.
"The biggest thing is how do you protect yourself from this happening again?" asked Judy Anderson.
The Andersons are still feeling the stress from the holiday shopping season.
"It's part of life in this day and time," said Dennis. He’s talking about the risk of getting hacked while shopping.
Just one trip to the Target in Christiansburg landed the couple's credit in crisis.
"When I got home I had an email from our credit card company saying someone tried to use our credit card on an Internet purchase," she said.
The two were trying to spread some holiday cheer by shopping for items to donate to a rescue mission when their small trip turned into a big nightmare.
But the Andersons are just one of more than hundred million people whose credit card information and personal information have been compromised.
Luckily, they were made aware of the issue right away when their credit card company noticed some suspicious activity.
Now, the Andersons plan to use Target's offer for free credit monitoring on top of what they already do to protect themselves.
They say they'll continue to shop at Target, but will do everything in their power to not become a target of another security breach.
Target suggested some other tips for customers:
-Never share information with anyone over the phone, email or text, even if they claim to be someone you know or do business with. Instead, ask for a call-back number.
-Delete texts immediately from numbers or names you don't recognize.
-Be wary of emails that ask for money or send you to suspicious websites. Don't click links within emails you don't recognize.
Target also notes that the email communication regarding this incident will never ask you to provide personal or sensitive information.