Another day and there is another Target checkout outage. A lot of people took up social media to complain against the checkouts at the retail giant’s server went down for the second consecutive day. This ended up stores taking only gift cards and cash as the form of payment. Target is suffering through a point of sale machine outage from Saturday. The Checkout servers were down for more than two hours.
Target said in a statement yesterday that it could:
“confirm that this was not a data breach or security-related issue” and “no guest information was compromised at any time.” Instead, the company blamed the outage on an “internal technology issue” without disclosing specifics.
Target was forced to pay a total of $162 million in expenses because of the data breach in the year 2013. Target does not want something like that to be repeated now.
Jenna Rech, who is a spokesperson from Target said in a statement:
“Like many other companies, Target uses NCR as a vendor to help accept payments, and on Sunday afternoon NCR experienced an issue at one of their data centers. While this was not an issue within Target’s technology system, Target was unable to process select card payments at some stores for about 90 minutes. The issue is now resolved and payments are going through normally. Additionally, we can confirm that this was not a security-related issue and no payment information was compromised at any time. Although this was unrelated to Saturday’s issue, we know many guests had a frustrating shopping experience in our stores this weekend. For that, we are truly sorry. We never want to disappoint any guests and we’re working tirelessly to ensure these issues don’t happen again.”
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