Kmart Stores Infected with Point-of-Sale Malware

Kmart recently announced that customer payment card numbers were exposed when its payment data systems were infected with “a new form of malware that was undetectable by current anti-virus systems” from early September to early October of 2014.

BBC News reports that all 1,200 Kmart locations in the U.S. were affected by the breach.

“On Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 our IT team detected that our Kmart store payment data system had been breached and immediately launched a full investigation working with a leading IT security firm,” Kmart president and CMO Alasdair James said in a statement. “The security experts report that beginning in early September, the payment data systems at Kmart stores were purposely infected with a new form of malware (similar to a computer virus).”

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