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Target Data Breach Slows Unemployment Benefits

The massive nationwide retail data breach that started with Target stores during the holidays has delayed unemployment benefits for people who are out of work throughout Indiana.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development pays people who are eligible for unemployment by issuing debit cards, and those cards have been delayed while the bank that issues those cards is making changes due to that data breach.

It’s turning into a problem for credit and debit card issuers nationwide as well as other state agencies that use cards to distribute public assistance.

Officials aren’t saying how many precipitants have been affected.

The state said the delays affected only people who were supposed to receive their cards over the past few weeks.

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