Staples data breach affects 1.16 million customer payment cards

Staples Data BreachLast Friday (12/19/2014), Staples admitted that the payment information of nearly 1.16 customers has been compromised. The latest data breach to hit a major US retailer was first discovered in October when unusual banking activity was seen on customer accounts. The data theft, which was caused by attackers using malware to infect point-of-sale terminals, hit 115 Staples store locations and took place as early as July 20th up until September 16th according to the company.

This is only the latest in a string of cybercrime affecting big business. However the root causes of these incidents do not discriminate. Unfortunately it seems to take huge examples like the Staples case to make business owners realize that security isn’t a “set it and forget it” type of deal.

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