Virginia Deactivates 4,000 Benefits Cards After Target Security Breach | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Virginia Deactivates 4,000 Benefits Cards After Target Security Breach

Virginia has deactivated nearly 4,000 state-issued electronic benefits cards due to the recent security breach at Target stores.

The EPPICards are used by people receiving benefits such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and child support.

The Virginia Department of Social Services claims that nearly 4,000 EPPICards were used at Target stores during the period. between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, when the card accounts were hacked and stolen.

Department officials say the card program's vendor, Xeros, has blocked and deactivated the affected cards. Those cards are being replaced.

NPR

Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a leader in the legal fight for gay marriage, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates.
NPR

Edible Packaging? Retailers Not Quite Ready To Ditch The Wrapper

To reduce waste, some enterprising companies are trying to roll out products that make the package part of the snack — edible packaging. But selling it to the retail market is trickier than it seems.
WAMU 88.5

Senator's Legislation Would Strip NFL Of Nonprofit Status

The Redskins' refusal to change its name has prompted the legislation from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA).
NPR

The Kaypro II: An Early Computer With A Writer's Heart

Commentator Andrei Codrescu remembers the first word processor he had — the Kaypro II in the 1980s. Its inventor, Andrew Kay, died Aug. 28, at the age of 95.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.