Barnes & Noble halts use of PIN pad devices after data breach

By | October 24, 2012

Source: Computerworld

by Jaikumar Vijayan

In this article “Barnes & Noble has removed PIN pad devices from all of its nearly 700 stores nationwide as a precaution after detecting evidence of tampering with the devices at 63 of its stores in eight states.

It a statement Wednesday, the company urged customers who had used their debit cards at the affected stores to change their PIN numbers and to notify their banks immediately of any suspicious transactions. Customers who used credit cards to pay for purchases at the affected stores should review their statements and tell their banks if they find unauthorized transactions, the company said.

A total of 63 stores in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were affected by the September breach.”

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