Looks like you forgot to mention something in the article, the PINS cant be used!
The article can be found on CNBC
"Retail giant Target confirmed Friday that "strongly encrypted pin data" was stolen as part of a recent data breach that affected millions.
Still, the company said the "key" necessary to decrypt data is not within its system and could not have been taken during breach.
"We remain confident that PIN numbers are safe and secure. The PIN information was fully encrypted at the keypad, remained encrypted within our system, and remained encrypted when it was removed from our systems," it said in its statement to the media Friday."
The PIN lives on a server, encrypted, and accessed only by a trusted service at validation time. The PIN is NEVER saved on a merchants system, as it remains encrypted on the PIN server. This is all hogwash and fear mongering. The only way to get a PIN would be to put code on the access device, like an ATM or POS device, to record it while the person types it in.