Kmart Victim of Data Breach
Kmart reported that a data breach at its stores that started last month may have compromised some customers’ credit and debit cards. The data theft at Kmart is the latest in a string of hacks at big retailers including Target and Home Depot. Kmart’s information technology department detected a breach of its payment data systems.
The company was unable to provide the number of affected cards. But it said that based on its investigation so far, it believes no personal information, debit card PIN numbers, email addresses or social security numbers were obtained by the hackers. And there’s no evidence that Kmart.com shoppers were affected. The report further said that Kmart was able to remove the malicious software from its systems.