Shop At Barnes And Noble? They Found “Bugs” On Their Credit Card Readers. You May Want To Read This…

Posted on October 26, 2012


New York (WLNY-TV New York) – Barnes & Noble is warning its customers to check their credit and debit card statements for unauthorized transactions after discovering someone tampered with its card readers in 63 stores across the country, including several in the Tri-State Area.

Only one device was tampered with in each store, affecting fewer than 1 percent of card readers in Barnes & Noble stores, the company said in a news release on Wednesday.

The company disconnected all of the devices at its nearly 700 stores after detecting the tampering on Sept. 14.

The FBI asked Barnes & Noble not to disclose the breach last month, for fear of compromising the investigation, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported.

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