Target's registers suffered a nationwide outage

Jon Fingas
Associate Editor
Target's registers suffered a nationwide outage

Target can't quite escape its technical woes , apparently. The retail giant's registers suffered a roughly two-hour nationwide outage in mid-day on June 15th, preventing customers from making purchases (including in self-checkout lines) right before Father's Day. The company has only described it as an "internal technology issue," but stressed that an early review indicated this wasn't the result of a data breach or other "security-related issue." Customer wasn't compromised "at any time," Target added.