As Many As 1.2 Million Cards May Have Been Compromised in Staples Data Breach

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Though not quite as devastating as Target’s recent 40 million-wide violation, as many as 1.2 million credit cards may have been compromised by malware on Staples’ systems over two months this summer. The breach is said to affect 1,400 stores, either between July 20 and September 16, or from August 10 to September 16, depending upon location. To help teachers consumers deal with the fallout, Staples says it’s offering identity theft protection and credit monitoring, among other services.