(Bloomberg) – Target Corp. agreed to pay $18.5 millionto settle investigations by dozens of states over a 2013 hack ofits database in which the personal information of millions ofcustomers was stolen.

It's the largest multistate accord ever reached over adata breach, according to New York AttorneyGeneral Eric Schneiderman. The hack, which occurred during the busyholiday shopping season in late 2013, affected more than 41 millioncustomer payment-card accounts and exposed contact information ofmore than 60 million customers. 

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