Sears Holdings Reports Potential Kmart Data Breach

A possible Kmart data breach is under investigation following customer purchases at some retail locations revealed that the company’s data systems had been infected with malicious code. Affected individuals may be able to seek compensation with the help of a data breach lawsuit attorney.

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Point of Sales Breach is Second in Three Years

Sears Holdings, the parent company of Kmart, is working with closely with federal law enforcement authorities, banking partners, and IT security firms after the company claimed some of its payment systems had been infected with malicious software. According to Krebs on Security, smaller banks and credit unions began suspecting the incident when those institutions received alerts from credit card companies about batches of stolen cards used at Kmart locations.

Based on the investigation, personal identifying information, such as names, addresses, social security numbers and email addresses, was reportedly not compromised. However, certain credit card numbers may have been. It is unclear at this time how many retail locations have been impacted or how long the breach persisted, but the report indicated that there is no evidence that online outlets were impacted. Like a number of retail stores across the United States, all Kmart stores are now equipped with credit card terminals capable of processing chip-based cards.

Consumers Affected by a Kmart Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation 

Victims of data breaches may be entitled to receive compensation for any personal information that may have been compromised, and the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Affected consumers should seek legal counsel from a Kmart data breach lawsuit attorney to get more information about their rights and remedies.

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