Target cites data center in separate weekend payment outage

June 17, 2019

Target yesterday confirmed that it was hit with a second payment system outage, one that was considerably smaller than a 2-hour store outage on Saturday, but left many customers unable to complete credit card purchases in stores.

"Like many other companies, Target uses NCR as a vendor to help accept payments, and on Sunday afternoon NCR experienced an issue at one of their data centers," according to an emailed statement from a Target spokesperson.

Target was unable to process select card transactions at some stores for about 90 minutes on Sunday, according to the statement. The retailer apologized to customers, but said the issue was not related to an internal technology issue and was not related to the Saturday outage.

The company said the issue was resolved and payments were going through normally. A spokesman for NCR did not return requests for comment at the time of this report.

Topics: Mobile Payments, Retail, Security, Software

Companies: NCR, Target

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