Computer Marketing Corp. in Sandy, Utah, provider of the FLEXplatform to about 300 credit unions, found itself quickly involved in responding tothe Target breach, the company said.

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Considered the second largest breach ever of a retailer,the Target breach lasted from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15 and affectedan estimated 40 million debit and credit cards. The largest breachwas the years-long TJX breach that affected an estimated 90 million accountsbefore its discovery was announced in 2007.

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The day after the Target breach was announced , FLEX sent anemail to its user credit unions offering a customized program andreport identifying affected members and including options up to amass re-issue of cards, CMC said in a statement.

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“We contacted each member inviting them to the credit unionwhere we were able to instant-issue a new card without having toperform a mass re-issue. By Saturday at least half of the membersaffected had a new card in their possession,” said Kirk Mondy,president of the $40 million, 8,700-member Poplar Bluff Federal Credit Union in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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“We delivered nearly 800 letters to the post office to notifymembers affected in the Target breach,” said Al Frosolone, CEO ofthe 23,000-member, $131 million Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union in Niagara Falls,N.Y.

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