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August 21, 2016

Eddie Bauer becomes victim of point-of-sale malware attack

Clothing and accessories retailer Eddie Bauer has admitted that its customers' payment details have been hacked due to a point-of-sale malware attack.

Clothing and accessories retailer Eddie Bauer has admitted that its customers' payment details have been hacked due to a point-of-sale malware attack.

The malware has affected the company's 350 stores in the US and Canada, but the retailer has not disclosed how many customers were impacted.

"This news comes just days after hotel operator HEI said 20 of its hotels were affected by data breaches."

Among the card details stolen included cardholder name, card number, security code and expiration date.

According to the retailer, card details may have been accessed on several dates between 2 January and 17 July, and that not all transactions have been affected. 

Online transactions have not been impacted.

Eddie Bauer stated that it has urged its customers who made purchases during this period to secure free identity protection services from Kroll next year.

This news comes just days after hotel operator HEI said 20 of its hotels were affected by data breaches.