Target faces lawsuits over data breach

Target is now facing lawsuits over the theft of credit and debit card information.

Three class-action lawsuits have been filed against the Minneapolis-based retailer -- two in California and one in Oregon.

Last week, Target announced that a security breach resulted in the theft of credit and debit card data from nearly 40 million customers who shopped in their stores Nov. 27-Dec. 15.

Much of the stolen data is believed be already available to thieves, and some reports indicate some of the data is currently being sold on black market websites.

Los Angeles-based attorney Robert Ahdoot told ABC News he is inviting Target customers who believe they are affected by the breach to call his law firm to discuss their options.

Ahdoot is representing a woman accusing Target of invasion of privacy and negligence over the data breach.

Since the lawsuit was filed, Ahdoot told ABC News his law firm's telephone has been ringing constantly from people who allege to be Target customers.

"Since we filed, every day through the weekend, we are getting calls from individuals around the country -- either they've had unauthorized withdrawals from their debit cards or they had unauthorized uses of their credit card. Most say they've never had this problem before ever," he said.
 

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