Friday, October 10, 2014

Retailer Kmart Has Confirmed a Breach

Retailer Kmart has confirmed a breach that started in early September involving a "new form" of malware that infected the company's payment card systems.

The breach was detected by Kmart's IT team on Oct. 9, which immediately led to a full investigation with the help of a leading IT security firm, the company says in an Oct. 10 statement. Kmart is owned by Sears Holdings Corp., headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Customers who shopped with a credit or debit card in Kmart stores during the month of September through Oct. 9 will be offered free credit monitoring protection, the company says.

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