CVS Online Photo Investigates Potential Data Breach
Just days after Walmart Canada shut down its online photo center for a data breach, CVS began investigating a potential data breach for its online photo service. CVS has shut down its platform as it looks into possible credit and debit card information that may have been stolen from their systems.
Not surprisingly, the same company runs the online platform for Walmart and CVS’s photo centers, along with hundreds of other accounts across North America. PNI Digital Media, owned by Staples, is the company responsible for the online photo services. Neither Staples nor PNI have announced how many customers may have been affected in the breach, but the companies insist they will provide information as soon as the investigation yields results.
Just like Walmart, CVS insists the online photo center is not tied with the main store, so customers using CVS’s primary website or in-store services should not have to worry about the breach. Those who have used the online center though are urged to monitor their credit card accounts closely, and notify their financial institutions about fraudulent charges as they emerge.
The home page of the website currently reads: “We have been made aware that customer credit card information collected by the independent vendor who manages and hosts CVSPhoto.com may have been compromised. As a precaution, as our investigation is underway we are temporarily shutting down access to online and related mobile photo services.”