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According to the Washington Post, cash registers at Target stores are working again after an hours-long outage on Saturday afternoon that brought checkout lines across the country to a standstill.


  1. What problem does Target say caused the outage?
  2. Has this ever happened before at Target and if so when? Do you see any possible connection?
  3. How much did the 2013 data breach cost Target?
  4. What would you have done or did you do when caught in the Saturday outage?


Bhattarai, A. (2019). Target stores’ registers are working again after hours-long outage. The Washington Post, June 15 (Retrievable online at