How Staples’ Credit Breach Compares To A Year Of Hacks
Staples’ security woes leaked more than a million credit card numbers, but it’s not as bad as it could have been.By Evan Thomas | December 21, 2014
Staples finally confirmed Friday it suffered a months-long security breach earlier this year, which could have compromised more than a million consumer credit and debit cards.
Security researcher Brian Krebs first covered the intrusion on his blog in October.
Staples’ recent announcement though says between July and September, 115 different stores discovered malware on their systems. Before it was purged, it’s thought to have extracted some 1.16 million credit card numbers.