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Staples confirms: 1.16 million payment cards leaked

Staples confirms: 1.16 million payment cards leaked
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It's been about two months since I first reported the Staples breach. Two month later, Staples has finally gotten around to admitting that it was breached by hackers.

If you shopped at a Staples store between August 10th and September 16th, then it's possible that your data was exposed. The grand total of at-risk customers, Staples claims, comes out to about 1.16 million.

Want to see my original report? Click here.

The amount of time it took each individual store to figure out that it had been infected and hunt down the malware was around 40 days, according to Securelert, a cybersecurity company.

That's a pretty massive turnaround time. At least the company is acknowledging that it was breached.

Finding out if you're affected isn't as hard as you'd think.

Staples has released a list of stores that had their payment systems breached. Stores in more than half of all states have been affected, so if you've shopped between July and September then you'll want to read more information.

You can find Staples' full list of affected stores in its press release, available right here.

Let's hope that the next company to get breached takes less than two months to acknowledge the hack.

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