The office supply store Staples recently provided details on their data breach which occurred earlier this year. The company first mentioned the incident back in October, but further investigation was needed.
Point of sale systems in 115 stores nationwide were infected with malware. You can view affected stores here.
Customers who shopped in these stores between August 10, 2014 and September 16, 2014, may have had their card information compromised. Two of the stores were affected between July 20, 2014 and September 16, 2014. Unfortunately, these date ranges were peak back-to-school shopping time.
Staples reports about 1.16 million cards were affected. Customers are being offered free identity theft protection and credit reporting through Experian. Details are available here.
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