Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Barnes and Noble payment terminals hacked


Barnes and Noble is reporting the detection of tampering with the keypads used for debit card transactions in at least 63 stores, with press release here

 Persons who used debit cards with PINs on these keypads might be in danger of theft from associated checking accounts, and should contact their own banks.

Ars Technica has a story on the incident by Dan Goodin here

 In theory, these sorts of problems could happen in any retail establishment.  However, I have had no problems myself with 7-11’s, Rite-AIDSs, CVS, or local supermarkets. 

Consumers should always look at their bank accounts online frequently. 

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