Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hackers Hit Barnes & Noble, Steal Credit Card Data

Barnes & NoblesIf you have recently made a purchase at Barnes & Nobles, you will want to closely monitor billing statements if you used a credit card or change your PIN number if you paid using debit.

Barnes & Noble announced on Wednesday that hackers had broken into PIN pad devices used in 63 of its stores, resulting in the theft of credit card information, debit card information and debit card PIN numbers for anyone that swiped their debit/credit card when making a purchase.

Purchased made online or through NOOK mobile apps were not affected by this breach, and Barnes & Nobles stated that their customer database is secure. The breach is limited to the single PIN pad device tampered with in each of the affected stores.

Barnes & Noble has been working with federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the breach, along with banks and payment card companies to identify any accounts that may have been compromised and beef up security to prevent fraud.

All PIN pad devices were disconnected following discovery of the breach on September 14th, and the company stated that customers can securely shop with credit cards through their cash registers.

Tampered devices were discovered at the following locations:

Store AddressCityStateZip
4735 Commons WayCalabasasCA91302
2470 Tuscany Street Suite 101CoronaCA92881
2015 Birch Road Suite 700Chula VistaCA91915
313 Corte Madera Town CenterCorte MaderaCA94925
5604 Bay StreetEmeryvilleCA94608
810 West Valley ParkwayEscondidoCA92025
1315 E. Gladstone StreetGlendoraCA91740
5183 Montclair Plaza LaneMontclairCA91763
894 Marsh St Bldg GSan Luis ObispoCA93401
2615 Vista WayOceansideCA92054
72-840 Highway 111 Suite 425Palm DesertCA92260
27460 West Lugonia AveRedlandsCA92374
1150 El Camino Real Space 277San BrunoCA94066
10775 Westview ParkwaySan DiegoCA92126
3600 Stevens Creek BlvdSan JoseCA95117
11 West Hillsdale Blvd.San MateoCA94403
9938 Mission Gorge RoadSanteeCA92071
40570 Winchester RdTemeculaCA92591
4820 Telephone RoadVenturaCA93003
1149 S. Main St.Walnut CreekCA94596
470 Universal Drive NorthNorth HavenCT06473
100 Greyrock Place Suite H009StamfordCT06901
60 Isham RoadW. HartfordCT06107
18711 NE Biscayne BlvdAventuraFL33180
333 N. Congress AvenueBoynton BeachFL33436
152 Miracle MileCoral GablesFL33134
1900 W International SpdwayDaytona BeachFL32114
2051 N. Federal HighwayFort LauderdaleFL33305
12405 N Kendall DriveMiamiFL33186
11380 Legacy AvePalm Beach GardensFL33410
14572 SW 5th St Suite 10140Pembroke PinesFL33027
11820 Pines BlvdPembroke PinesFL33026
5701 Sunset Drive Suite 196S. MiamiFL33143
700 Rosemary Ave Unit #104West Palm BeachFL33401
1441 West Webster AvenueChicagoIL60614
1130 North State StreetChicagoIL60610
5380 Route 14Crystal LakeIL60014
20600 North Rand RoadDeer ParkIL60010
728 North Waukegan RoadDeerfieldIL60015
1630 Sherman AvenueEvanstonIL60201
1468 Springhill Mall BlvdW. DundeeIL60118
170 Boylston StreetChestnut HillMA02467
96 Derby Street Suite 300HinghamMA02043
82 Providence HighwayEast WalpoleMA2032
395 Route 3 EastCliftonNJ07014
55 Parsonage RoadEdisonNJ08837
2134 State Highway 35HolmdelNJ07733
4831 US Hwy 9HowellNJ07731
23-80 Bell Blvd.BaysideNY11360
176-60 Union TurnpikeFresh MeadowsNY11366
1542 Northern BlvdManhassetNY11030
160 E 54th Street (Citicorp)New YorkNY10022
2289 BroadwayNew YorkNY10024
33 East 17th Street (Union Square)New YorkNY10003
555 Fifth AveNew YorkNY10017
2245 Richmond AvenueStaten IslandNY10314
230 Main StWhite PlainsNY10601
97 Warren StreetNew YorkNY10007
100 West Bridge StreetHomesteadPA15120
800 Settlers Ridge Center DrivePittsburghPA15205
1311 West Main RoadMiddletonRI02842
371 Putnam Pike Suite 330SmithfieldRI02917
1350-B Bald Hill RdWarwickRI02886

Protect Your Account

If you have recently made a purchase at one of the affected stores, it is recommended that you:

  • Closely review your billing statements for any unauthorized charges.

  • Change the PIN number for your debit card if it was used during payment.

  • Immediately notify your bank if you notice any unauthorized purchased and/or withdrawls.

Additional information can be found on or by calling 1-888-471-7809 (8AM – 8PM EST). The related press release can be seen here.

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