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Target checkouts hit by outage for a second day in a row

Another day, another Target checkout outage.

Many took to social media to complain that checkouts at the retail giant went down for a second day in a row. Many stores were only taking cash and gift cards. It comes after Target suffered a global point-of-sale machine outage on Saturday. Checkouts were down for more than two hours of

Target said in a statement yesterday that it could confirm that this was not a data breach or security-related issue and no guest information was compromised at any time. Instead, the company blamed the outage on an internal technology issue without disclosing specifics.

The retail giant was forced to pay $162 million in expenses related to a data breach in 2013.

Jenna Reck, a spokesperson for Target, said in a statement:

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. While this was not an issue within Targets technology system, Target was unable to process select card payments at some stores for about 90 minutes. The issue is now resolved and payments are going through normally. Additionally, we can confirm that this was not a security-related issue and no payment information was compromised at any time. Although this was unrelated to Saturdays issue, we know many guests had a frustrating shopping experience in our stores this weekend. For that, we are truly sorry. We never want to disappoint any guests and were working tirelessly to ensure these issues dont happen again.

Updated with comment from Target.

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