North American retailers become victims of suspected widespread hacking

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North American retailers become victims of suspected widespread hackingA suspected security breach involving the credit card details of thousands of customers has caused retailers CVS, Costco and Walmart Canada to close their photo-processing websites and other mobile photo services. The breach seems to be specific to the photography element of these companies’ operations and no other part of their services.

All of these companies use Vancouver-based PNI Digital Media for their photo sites. Owned by Staples, which fell victim to a hack attack in 2014, PNI Digital collects customers’ credit card information.

Affected customers have been warned to check their financial statements carefully and have been told that they will not be liable for any fraudulent activity on their accounts provided it is reported promptly. This is another in a long line of cybersecurity breaches on North American companies in recent months.

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