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CIO resigns following US Target breach

CIO resigns following US Target breach

The retailer announces the resignation after data breaches affecting up to 110 million people

Target CIO Beth Jacob has resigned following a data breach at the retailer that may have affected as many as 110 million U.S. residents.

Jacob's resignation was reported by the Associated Press Wednesday. She has been CIO at Target since 2008, and is former director of guest contact centers and vice president of guest operations at Target. She earned a bachelor's degree in retail merchandising from the University of Minnesota in 1984 and a masters of business administration in 1989.

In mid-December, Target reported a data breach that compromised 40 million credit and debit card accounts from late November to mid-December. ID thieves compromised the retailer's point-of-sale system, according to reports.

In January, the company reported a theft of additional personal information from up to 70 million customers.

Target didn't immediately respond to a request for comments on Jacob's resignation.

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service. Follow Grant on Twitter at GrantGross. Grant's email address is grant_gross@idg.com.


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