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Another day another breach: Staples confirms 1.16 million credit cards compromised

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Dec 2014 1:53 User comments (4)

Another day another breach: Staples confirms 1.16 million credit cards compromised Another major retailer has confirmed a security breach, this time with 1.16 million credit and debit cards compromised from office supply giant Staples.
Says the company: "Staples' data security experts detected that criminals deployed malware to some point-of-sale systems at 115 of its more than 1,400 U.S. retail stores. Upon detection, Staples immediately took action to eradicate the malware in mid-September and to further enhance its security. Staples also retained outside data security experts to investigate the incident and has worked closely with payment card companies and law enforcement on this matter.

Based on its investigation, Staples believes that malware may have allowed access to some transaction data at affected stores, 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, 2014 through September 16, 2014. At two stores, the malware may have allowed access to data from purchases made from July 20, 2014 through September 16, 2014."


Staples is offering anyone affected a free year of identity theft protection including credit monitoring and identify theft insurance.

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4 user comments

120.12.2014 10:07

My card numbers have been stolen from major retailers 3 times this year alone. I'm at the point now that I'm just carrying lots of cash; the risk of a mugging is lower than the risk imposed by using credit/debit cards. These retailers just don't care enough to secure their systems, the card companies don't care enough to require security (they are even making it easier with RFID), and law enforcement rarely does anything about fraud.



220.12.2014 11:14

Originally posted by KillerBug:
My card numbers have been stolen from major retailers 3 times this year alone. I'm at the point now that I'm just carrying lots of cash; the risk of a mugging is lower than the risk imposed by using credit/debit cards. These retailers just don't care enough to secure their systems, the card companies don't care enough to require security (they are even making it easier with RFID), and law enforcement rarely does anything about fraud.

Hopefully now that a judge has allowed a bank to sue a retailer* because of this same type of theft, I think we're at the beginning of seeing these retailers finally getting around to keeping up with their security instead of slacking off like they have been this whole time.


Right now it's at the point where I only use a credit card. I won't use my debit anymore at stores and don't use atm's. If I do need cash I just go to the credit union and take it out. This way there's no direct access to my bank info and if the credit card it compromised at least the card companies reverse the charges and issue new cards.



* http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014...edit-card-hack/
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 20 Dec 2014 @ 11:14

321.12.2014 4:34

Originally posted by bhetrick:
Originally posted by KillerBug:
My card numbers have been stolen from major retailers 3 times this year alone. I'm at the point now that I'm just carrying lots of cash; the risk of a mugging is lower than the risk imposed by using credit/debit cards. These retailers just don't care enough to secure their systems, the card companies don't care enough to require security (they are even making it easier with RFID), and law enforcement rarely does anything about fraud.

Hopefully now that a judge has allowed a bank to sue a retailer* because of this same type of theft, I think we're at the beginning of seeing these retailers finally getting around to keeping up with their security instead of slacking off like they have been this whole time.


Right now it's at the point where I only use a credit card. I won't use my debit anymore at stores and don't use atm's. If I do need cash I just go to the credit union and take it out. This way there's no direct access to my bank info and if the credit card it compromised at least the card companies reverse the charges and issue new cards.



* http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014...edit-card-hack/
That just makes the banks all the fatter, if my bank sued staples right now, the chance of me getting my stolen funds back are zero.

421.12.2014 19:51

The banks are the biggest crocks ever exist. They get away with fraud all the time.
...and almost I believe that: they (Banks & Probably Retailers too) are behind of some of this hack; since the hackers can be anyone.

Believe me the rich people don't care about any average citizen. Money and power are their Gods and Govt's are their Lap-dogs.
Sick F**ks.

P.S.
If you want to rob a Bank. Own one.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Dec 2014 @ 20:00

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

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