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Staples announces 1.6 million cards affected in previous data breach

Staples reveals 1.6 million customers at risk of data breach following incident earlier in the year
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Dec 21, 2014 10:27 pm
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Office retailer Staples recently issued an update to a data breach investigation that took place earlier in the year, targeting its retail point-of-sale (PoS) systems. The company said 115 of its stores nationwide were targeted, with 1.16 million customers affected, providing cybercriminals potential "access to some transaction data at affected stores, including cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes."

 

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Retailers remain under fire from foreign cybercriminals targeting their PoS systems - and the problem likely won't suddenly go away anytime soon. Despite Staples' data breach much smaller than Target (40 million compromised) and Home Depot (56 million compromised), shows that major problems still exist.

NEWS SOURCES:Investor.staples.com, Media2.s-nbcnews.com

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