Jennifer Bjorhus

Reporter | Watchdog and data team
Phone: 612-673-4683
Jennifer Bjorhus is an investigative reporter on the Star Tribune’s watchdog and data team. Got a tip? Contact me at 612-673-4683 or

Recent content from Jennifer Bjorhus

U.S. Bank buying RBS' Chicago branches for $315 million

Minneapolis-based lender’s $315 million deal for RBS Citizens branches signifies growth in a hypercompetitive market.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 09:31 PM

TCF to reissue cards tied to Target breach

The bank is contacting customers who used its cards at Target, saying it won’t deactivate their TCF cards until new...

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 06:42 AM

Accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen buys mortgage compliance consultant

The move by CliftonLarsonAllen reflects a scramble among financial services firms to be able to comply with new mortgage rules.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 09:27 PM

Wells Fargo settles mortgage dispute with Fannie Mae for $591 million

Repurchase agreement ends dispute with Fannie Mae over lending practices by banks.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 10:00 PM

Dec. 27: Target confirms PINs were taken, says data is secure

The personal identification numbers snatched by hackers were heavily encrypted, retailer says.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 11:49 PM

Dec. 27: Anger builds over credit card data breach at Target

Hacker attacks could increase until 2015, when the United States shifts from magnetic stripe technology to EMV smart cards.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 10:44 AM

Justice Dept. joins probe of Target data breach

Analyst said the Justice Department may have an interest in the case because a suspect or suspects have been identified. Target's top lawyer also conferred with state attorneys general.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 05:46 AM

Target offers discounts while card numbers trade on the black market

Thieves have been flooding the underground market with credit and debit card information stolen from Target Corp., along with the city, location and ZIP code of the Target store where the card was stolen.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 05:58 PM

Worried Target customers overwhelm website, call centers

The company didn’t provide any explanation for how it happened, but a person familiar with the investigation said that malicious software was placed on Target’s point-of-sale terminals near store registers, where customers swipe their cards.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 07:30 AM

Target offers shoppers 10% discount, credit monitoring

Target Corp. is offering shoppers in its U.S. stores a 10 percent discount Saturday and Sunday, plus free credit monitoring,...

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 07:28 AM

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