The point-of-sale system of Eddie Bauer was reportedly hit by a malware risking the theft of payment card information. About 350 retails stores in the US and Canada might be affected explained the company spokesperson. Payment card number, security code, expiration date and cardholder’s name are the details been compromised and the retailers are not disclosing exactly how many customers are been affected.
Payments made through online were not affected and only the cards used for the store payment were affected and the time period of this attack dated between 2nd January and 17th July by the retailer. In the long list of attacks which scanned the card details of Hotels, restaurants, and others this retailer is the latest. Mike Egeck said in a statement that the malware found during the investigation was the same that was used for the other attacks been enlisted in the recent past. In the world we live in today this type of malware interruptions are very common he added.
To any fraudulent charge to their account, the customer will not be responsible said the company in a statement. They also informed that they were working sincerely with the card organizations and FBI’s cyber security experts to fully identify and contained the incident.