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Continued: Lileks: Target’s Great Data Breach finally sends us over the edge

  • Article by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: January 16, 2014 - 9:02 PM

“Did you receive excellent service today?” asked the greeter as I left the branch.

“Depends on how far I get before the dye pack explodes,” I said.

“Have a great day.”

And I did. Right up until the moment at the grocery store when I pulled out my wallet and discovered I’d lost the new card. Somewhere. Somehow. Approximately 37 minutes in my possession, and I’d lost an unsigned card issued to BANK CUSTOMER. I’d laid myself open for theft with such ruthless efficiency it made hackers look like guys who walk into banks dressed in prison-orange jumpsuits, dragging a cannon.

All because I got paranoid about my card. I guess I’m saying I’m not as outraged as I was before.

I am peeved that I won’t pay for monitoring the account on the lost card, though. Cheapskate.

 

jlileks@startribune.com • 612-673-7858

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