Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob, who had been in the post since 2008, stepped down effective Wednesday, the company said.
In a statement, Target's Chairman, President, and CEO Gregg Steinhafel said the retailer is overhauling its information security and compliance structure. The company originally said a data breach compromised 40 million credit and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. Then on Jan. 10, it said hackers also stole personal information - including names, phone numbers as well as email and mailing addresses - from as many as 70 million customers
"As a first step in this effort, Target will be conducting an external search for an interim CIO who can help guide Target through this transformation," Steinhafel said.
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