JPMorgan Chase, Dairy Queen, Target and Home Depot are all large chain companies that have experienced a breach in security regarding customer information within the last month. Online sites like Yahoo! have seen security problems recently and now you can add Kmart to that list as well.
The Sears-owned retailer was compromised Friday morning when a malware attack was detected by Kmart's IT team. Customer information was said to be the target of the digital threat, however, what exactly was taken is still unclear. Parent company Sears Holding Corp. believes that credit and debit card information were the target of the breach; Sears commented that the number of cards affected is unknown and the breadth of accessed data hasn't been determined yet.
According to security experts that are looking into the situation, there shouldn't have been enough of a breach for identity theft to occur for Kmart shoppers, but it's not impossible. If you've shopped at retailer lately, you're encouraged to contact your bank(s) to ensure that no unusual activity has taken place on your account and that ordering a new card is always a good way to keep your finances safe in these situations.
Source: NBC News | Image: Kmart Blogspot