Sears Investigating Possible Credit Card Breach
With the help of the Secret Service, Sears is currently sifting through its computer data to look for traces of possible card breaches in their system.
This action is heightened by the number of massive credit card hacks over the last few months with companies like Target and Neiman Marcus. At this time, there are no indications of a breach in the company’s system, but Sears is taking the precautions necessary to catch any problems in their early stages.
“There have been rumors and reports throughout the retail industry of security incidents at various retailers, and we are actively reviewing our systems to determine if we have been a victim of a breach,” said Howard Riefs, a Sears spokesman.
The Secret Service is conducting multiple investigations for the Target and Neiman Marcus breaches that took place in 2013. Sears requested their help to search for a similar breach in their systems, just to ensure that their customers are protected.
Together with the Secret Service, Sears officials will go through millions of transactions that occurred in their stores last year, and will notify the public of any issues that come up in their findings.