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

Target puts initial cost of data breach at $61M; profits plunge

Target is pledging to win back customers in 2014 with “eye-popping, irresistible deals,” even as it faces a tangle of challenges after suffering a major data breach over the holidays.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 05:28 AM

Five outstate Minnesota banks sue Target over data breach

The First Farmer & Merchants lawsuit is believed to be the first by a financial institution on Target’s home turf in Minnesota.

Updated: February 25, 2014, - 11:05 AM

Financial, retail industries keep cybersecurity mistakes secret

The private sector polices itself for poor performance or neglect, leaving customers in the dark about how their credit data was stolen.

Updated: February 23, 2014, - 04:10 PM

Twin Cities radio ad is next step in fight against patent trolls

The ad highlights the harmful effects of these abusive lawsuits.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 08:34 PM

Target breach’s toll on Minn. credit unions: $750,000

Credit unions will replace about 144,000 credit and debit cards, survey suggests.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 09:38 AM

Minnesota Poll: Shoppers sticking with Target after data breach

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll found that 82% of respondents are visiting the retailer as often as they did before data thieves obtained shoppers’ personal information and millions of card numbers.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 05:03 AM

Retailers, card networks form security partnership

An initiative by industry associations follows a wave of data security breaches.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 09:27 PM

Feb. 13: Target breach started as phishing expedition

The blogger who first disclosed the retailer’s security breach said the thieves sent out e-mails with a malicious link two...

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 05:35 AM

Securian profits rise 7 percent as Advantus sales soar

Earnings were up 7 percent, and the capital management unit saw sales almost double.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Twins enter credit card swipe fee dispute after opting out of class-action deal

The baseball team hopes to do better on its own than in a class-action settlement over credit card transaction fees.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 08:47 PM

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