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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 08:04 PM

Staples says breach affects 1.2M cards

Source: USA Today

Kaja Whitehouse,

Staples on Friday said cyber criminals may have compromised 1.2 million customer cards.

On Friday, Staples gave an update to a data breach announced in October, saying criminals deployed malware to point-of-sale systems at 115 of its more than 1,400 U.S. retail stores.

Staples said its investigation revealed that the malware may have allowed the criminals access to transaction data "including cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes."

At 113 stores, the malware may have allowed access to this data for purchases made from August 10 through September 16, 2014, Staples said.

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A Staples office supply store in Miami.
(Photo: Lynne Sladky, AP)

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/12/19/staples-breach/20654343/

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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 11:49 PM

1. That must be why American Express left us a message today.

That's the card my husband uses for his office supplies at Staples. The card company said in their phone message they are sending us new cards with new card numbers due to a "retailer data breach."

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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 02:50 AM

2. And Staples is the new Privitized Post Office....

Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy that they will protect my mail.

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