Target's payment systems seemed to miss the target, the terminals have become AWOL for a few hours in several US outlets of the company. The outage provoked long queues but sparked an encouraging show of sympathy for Target employees on Twitter. And there were also jokes, of course.
"We are aware that Customers are currently unable to shop at Target stores," the business said in his own tweet Saturday morning. "Our teams are solving the problems and we apologize for this inconvenience and we will provide you with an update as soon as possible."
On Saturday afternoon, a spokeswoman for Target said the registries were "totally online" and the failure was due to an "internal technology problem".
"After an initial but thorough review, we can confirm that there was neither a data breach nor a security issue, and that no information was available. a guest was not compromised at any time, "said the spokesperson in a statement. "We thank all the members of our store team who have worked quickly to help customers and thank everyone involved for their patience."
It is unclear how many outlets were affected, although various reports indicated that stores across the United States were caught in chaos.
The hashtag #targetdown The trend was on Twitter, social network users expressing their sympathy for Target's in-store employees.
"Anyone who has ever worked in retail feels for the target employees today, "read a tweet." This is not the fault of the local employees, so please, be patient and kind, "said another."Just left target after waiting patiently for about an hour, "said another tweet. Every person who works there is amazing and honestly, I feel it for them. "
Unsurprisingly, Twitter users also enjoyed themselves, as the usual parade of cheeky remarks and animated GIFs focused on Target's unfortunate situation:
Originally published on June 15, 2:43 pm PT.
Update, 14h58: Added target statement indicating that the systems are backed up and fit the story to reflect the new development.