Target Credit Card Breach Impacts Web Performance

Dec. 19, 2013 – Dotcom-Monitor, a web performance monitoring company, detected a short spike in connection times to the Target.com website that occurred on Dec. 18, 2013 at approximately 12:30 pm CST. The spike in connection time at the Target.com website corresponded to widespread announcements in the media that Target had suffered a massive data breach. According to news sources, such as the Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times and others, Target credit card systems were hacked and user information was exposed in its entirety, including security codes (CVV numbers), credit card numbers, names, addresses – to unknown perpetrators.