Dec 23 2014

Security Alert: Exton, Springfield and Delaware Valley Area Staples Stores Victim of a Cyber Breach

Staples has confirmed there was a cyber breach where 1.16 million credit cards were stolen from Staples stores in the U.S. In the immediate Delaware Valley area stores in Exton, Springfield, Whitehall, Philadelphia, New Hope, and more were compromised.

For a full list of the stores that are affected click here

What should you do?

Review your personal and business bank and credit card accounts to see if a purchase was made from one of the affected stores during the window of days the stores were compromised.

If a card was stolen, contact your bank to see what courses of action they are recommending. Some institutions, including American Express, are notifying their customers, but not replacing cards at this time because fraudulent charges are covered at 100%.

More details:

“At 113 stores, the malware may have allowed access to this data for purchases made from August 10, 2014 through September 16, 2014,” Staples disclosed. “At two stores, the malware may have allowed access to data from purchases made from July 20, 2014 through September 16, 2014.”

For a full story on the Staples breach, click here.