When shoppers swiped their credit and debit cards to pay for purchases at Barnes & Noble stores last year, they didn’t expect to have their card and personal identification numbers (PINs) stolen. But hackers had breached point-of-sale keypad card terminals at 63 Barnes & Noble stores in nine states.

When the company discovered the attack in September 2012, it decided as a precautionary measure to discontinue use of all PIN pads in its nearly 700 stores.

 

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