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Payment cards leaked at major thrift store chain

Payment cards leaked at major thrift store chain
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If you used a credit or debit card at an America's Thrift Store location in September, check your bank statement. The chain, with locations in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana, suffered a data breach recently.

The company says card numbers and expiration dates from customers who visited between September 1 and September 27 were stolen during the attack. KrebsOnSecurity confirms that the stolen card numbers have been used to counterfeit new cards. The Goodwill thrift store chain was hit with a similar attack last year.

The data wasn't stolen from America's Thrift Stores itself, but taken with a malware attack on a third-party service provider by Eastern European hackers. The company's CEO said the malware "is one of several infecting retailers across North America."

As retailers have had to comply with a new law requiring them to have EMV chip readers for the new chipped credit and debit cards this month, payment card transactions should be getting more secure. Click here to learn more about the new chipped cards. And with all the recent data breaches at major retailers, you definitely want to make sure you know what's on your credit report. Click here to learn how to get your annual credit report for free.

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