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Virginia Deactivates Benefits Cards Due To Target Breach

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia has deactivated nearly 4,000 state-issued electronic benefits cards due to the recent security breach at Target Corp. stores.
    
The EPPICards are used by people receiving benefits such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and child support.
    
Target revealed in December that data connected to about 40 million credit and debit card accounts were stolen between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.
    
The Virginia Department of Social Services tells media outlets that nearly 4,000 EPPICards were used at Target stores during this period.
    
The department says the EPPICard program's vendor, Xeros, blocked the affected cards Wednesday. The cards are being replaced.
    
Customers can call EPPICard Customer Service at 800-961-8423 for more information.

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