Staples stores in the Northeastern portion of the United States might be dealing with the latest credit card breach and are investigating the situation. Staples’ official statement is they are investigating a “potential issue” and have contacted law enforcement. According to sources, thieves have been able to breach Staples stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York City.
Right now the damage seems to be limited to the Northeastern United States, but Staples does operate stores all over the country.
“We take the protection of customer information very seriously, and are working to resolve the situation,” Cautela said. “If Staples discovers an issue, it is important to note that customers are not responsible for any fraudulent activity on their credit cards that is reported on a timely basis.”
Data breaches are becoming a normal routine these days with stores like Target, Jewel/Albertson’s and Home Depot all falling victim to some sort of credit card breach. As consumers are becoming more concerned with privacy and data being compromised, retailers will soon have to address security more closely. Each one of the breaches should serve as a learning experience for the retailer involved as well as retailers at large. We’ll keep an eye out on this situation and update as we can. Do you live in the Northeast? Have you shopped at Staples and been affected by this breach? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.Source: Kerbson Security