“Office-supply retailer Staples Inc. said about 1.16 million payment cards might have been affected by the data breach announced in October,” Yashaswini Swamynathan reports for Reuters.

“An investigation by external data security experts showed that criminals deployed malware to some point-of-sales systems at 115 U.S. stores, Staples said,” Swamynathan reports. “At 113 stores, the malware may have allowed access to data for purchases from Aug. 10 through Sept. 16. At two stores, the access may have been for purchases from July 20 through Sept. 16.”

“Staples became the latest U.S. retailer to combat security data breaches after Sears Holdings Corp. said in October it was the victim of a cyberattack that likely resulted in the theft of some customer payment cards at its Kmart stores,” Swamynathan reports. “The company said it has since eradicated the malware.”

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