Staples reports data security breach at 115 stores; 1 in Connecticut
The latest data security breach to hit a major corporation is impacting Staples.
The office supply store reports that 115 of its 1,400 U.S. stores were impacted by malware that was uploaded to point-of-sale systems. Staples detected the malware infiltration in mid-September and enhanced security.
The investigation shows that transaction data may have been susceptible to the breach. The breach impacted most stores between Aug. 10 and Sept. 16 of this year. Some stores suffered for a longer period of time–anywhere from April 1 to Sept. 30.
In all, the company thinks that 1.16 million cards may have been affected.
Only one store in Connecticut was impacted–the Norwalk store, located at 51 Richards Ave. Click here for a list of all impacted stores.
Staples is offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, identity theft insurance and a free credit report to customers who used a credit or debit card at any of the stores during the time of the breach. Click here for more info on how to sign up for those services.
For the full report, click here.