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December 27th, 2013
07:59 PM ET

Target confirms customer PIN data stolen in massive security breach

Target has confirmed that its customers' debit card PIN data was also stolen during a recent security breach that affected 40 million customers at its retail stores.

That's a turnaround from yesterday, when the company said there were no indications that PIN data had been stolen. In a statement today, Target claimed that the data is "strongly encrypted" and useless to the hackers.

David Kennedy is the CEO of TrustedSec and a so-called "white hat" hacker – one who looks for security flaws in existing systems so they can be closed – and he is OutFront tonight with some perspective on what's going on.


Filed under: Crime • Cyber Security
December 27th, 2013
07:58 PM ET

A&E ends suspension of "Duck Dynasty" star

OutFront tonight: A&E caves.

SEE CNN'S SENIOR MEDIA CORRESPONDENT BRIAN STELTER'S TAKE ON THE SITUATION HERE

The network just announced it is lifting its suspension of "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson just 9 days after controversial anti-gay comments he made to GQ went public. FULL POST


Filed under: Duck Dynasty • Television
December 27th, 2013
01:23 PM ET

Justin Bieber says he's 'officially retiring'... then backs off

Justin Bieber tweets he's retiring... then backs off and blames the media. CNN's Don Lemon has more on celebrities who love fake retiring.


Filed under: Celebrity
December 26th, 2013
11:39 PM ET

Feds: 'Knockout' attacker charged with hate crime

Conrad Alvin Barrett, 27, of Katy, Texas "hit the man with such force that the man immediately fell to the ground. Barrett then laughed and said 'knockout,' as he ran to his vehicle and fled." – Federal Complaint.

A Texas man has been charged with a federal hate crime in connection with a racially motivated so-called "knockout" assault against an elderly black man.

It's part of a what appears to be a trend throughout the United States.

Feds: 'Knockout' attack was a hate crime

where people try to knock out unsuspecting victims with a single punch and often try to catch the attack on video.

The victim in this case suffered two jaw fractures and was hospitalized for several days.

OutFront: CNN Legal Analyst Paul Callan and CNN Political Commentator Marc Lamont Hill.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • News
December 26th, 2013
11:18 PM ET

Did "Anchorman 2" fall short of the hype?

There was stiff competition at this year's Christmas box office, with the second film of the "Hobbit" trilogy holding onto its number one spot for the third straight week.

But for many, the big surprise was "Anchorman 2", which came in at third place with just over 8 million dollars Wednesday night, behind the premiere of "The Wolf of Walt Street".

In the months leading up to the film's release, the "Anchorman 2" marketing blitz bombarded every corner of American media - but many fans weren't biting.

OutFront: Rob Shuter is a former publicist and Host of "The Gossip Table" on VH1.


Filed under: Entertainment • News
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