Feds Investigate Possible Breach at Sears
Chain is 'actively reviewing' its systems, but sees no sign of trouble yet
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2014 2:12 PM CST
Sears at the Eaton Centre in Toronto.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

(Newser) – And now Sears? Bloomberg reports that the Secret Service is investigating a possible security breach at the retailer. There's not much more to the story at this point, and so no way to tell whether this might be something on par with Target's breach. In a statement, Sears says it is "actively reviewing our systems to determine if we have been a victim of a breach," reports Fox Business. But it adds: "We have found no information based on our review of our systems to date indicating a breach." The Secret Service has been investigating the cyber-attacks on Target and other retailers such as Neiman Marcus that exposed customers' credit card data. If Sears joins the group, it won't help CEO Edward Lampert's turnaround efforts.

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Ezekiel 25:17
Mar 2, 2014 1:22 PM CST
I don't think it counts as a hack when they require your eye teeth every time you use a credit card at one of the few surviving locations, of which we have two in a 1M metro. You check out with a credit card they want birth date, home phone, and last 4 digits of social. Really, the last four are the ones thieves need to solve your full ssn because the first two are the state and middle two is your birth year.
Guest
Mar 2, 2014 7:34 AM CST
All 12 of their customers were hacked.
Lou Bernardo
Mar 1, 2014 8:01 PM CST
Sears was destroyed years ago when some yuppiee nerds decided to change what worked for 100 years and claimed they would make it "up-scale." Two in this area have closed up. Most missed is the auto service section.