[ISN] Staples confirms data breach investigation

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2836294/data-breach/staples-confirms-data-breach-investigation.html By Steve Ragan CSO Oct 20, 2014 Monday evening, investigative journalist Brian Krebs reported that multiple banking sources were seeing a pattern of credit and debit card fraud. The common thread between each case were purchases made at Staples Inc. stores in the Northeastern U.S. There isn’t a lot to go on if in fact the latest retailer to be breached is Framingham, Mass.-based Staples Inc. What’s known for sure comes from the sources that spoke on background to Krebs. They said the fraudulent transactions were traced to cards that made purchases at Staples stores in Pennsylvania, New York City, and New Jersey. In a statement to Salted Hash, Mark Cautela, Senior Public Relations Manager for Staples Inc., said that the company is investigating a potential issue involving credit and debit card data, and that law enforcement has been contacted. […]