Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sears Says That Some Kmart Stores Targets of Security Breach

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sears Says That Some Kmart Stores Targets of Security Breach

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NEW YORK * Some Kmart stores were targeted by hackers, leading to unauthorized activity on some of its customers' credit cards, the retailer's parent company said.

Sears Holdings Corp. said in a blog post late Wednesday that Kmart's store payment systems were recently infected with virus-like computer code undetectable by current anti-virus systems.

It said some credit card numbers were stolen. A Sears Holdings spokesman said the investigation into the hack is still ongoing, so details on the dates of the breach, how many customers were affected and which stores were targeted, were not available. Not all Kmart stores were affected, he said. Kmart had 624 stores, including four in the St. Louis area, at the end of April.

No personal information, such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers and email addresses, was pilfered, the company said. …

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