63 B&N stores in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island were discovered to have PIN pads at the checkout that sent credit card information to unknown recipients. It appears the the software in the PIN pads themselves had been reprogrammed somehow by the perpetrators to accomplish this feat. The breach has been under investigation by the FBI for some time prior to the announcement to give them time to track down the cyber-criminals.
The issue has been resolved now. Purchases made online were not affected by this breach, nor were any customer databases breached. Affected customers are encouraged to change their credit and debit card PIN numbers and review their credit card statements for unusual activity.Share