UPPER WEST SIDE STAPLES STORE TARGETED BY HACKERS

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The Staples store on 81st street and Broadway was one of 115 of the company’s stores targeted by hackers seeking customer credit card data, the company revealed on Friday. The hackers deployed malware to the store and may have stolen customer data during the period from July 2, 2014 to September 29, 2014. The full list of targeted stores is here.

The company says it will help customers who may have been affected.

“As a result, and in light of Staples’ commitment to protecting its customers, Staples is offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, identity theft insurance, and a free credit report, to customers who used a payment card at any of the affected stores during the relevant time periods. Additional information about the incident, including dates of potential access and how to sign up for free credit monitoring, can be found at http://staples.newshq.businesswire.com/statement.

During the investigation Staples also received reports of fraudulent payment card use related to four stores in Manhattan, New York at various times from April through September 2014. The investigation found no malware or suspicious activity related to the payment systems at those stores. However, out of an abundance of caution, Staples is offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, identity theft insurance, and a free credit report, to customers who used their payment cards at those stores during specific time periods.”

Thanks to Nik for the tip.

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    1. NikFromNYC says:

      You’re welcome. I saw it on gadget blog Gizmodo.

    2. 95 in the Shade says:

      I didn’t make any purchases there during this period but did use my card in their copying machines — I wonder if that was affected. (I’ve never been crazy about having to use a credit card just to make xeroxes. It used to be possible to do it with cash, or rather, a card that was filled using cash.)