Major retailer Target didn’t exactly have a great start to the new year. Earlier this month the retailer acknowledged that it had been the victim of a massive hack that saw personal information, including credit and debit card information, of more than 70 million customers being compromised. Target recently revealed that malware was installed on its point-of-sale registers, and that it is working to law enforcement to bust the perpetrators who are believed to belong to Eastern Europe. In a bid to extend an olive branch to customers scorned by this hack, Target is now offering free credit monitoring to those who may have been affected.
Customers have three months to enroll in this program. They will receive a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection. The service, which usually costs $191, will be provided by Experian. A unique activation code for the program can be obtained from creditmonitoring.target.com, customers must register before April 23, 2014. All activation codes have to be redeemed before April 30, 2014. Target’s security breach occurred between November 27 and December 15, if you shopped at any of the retailer’s outlets during this time, it would serve your own interests to sign up. If you believe you weren’t affected, then you’ll truly be one in over 70 million.