Eddie Bauer Data Breach Affects 350+ Stores
Eddie Bauer is the latest retailer to have its payment processing system breached.
According to the release from Eddie Bauer, not all cardholders who used their cards in the store during the affected dates were victims. In addition, the malware only targeted point of sale terminals, not purchases made on EddieBauer.com. Stolen data may include: cardholder names, card numbers, security codes and expiration dates. The company said they have “fully identified and contained this incident,” and they have been working with a third-party digital forensics team, as well as the FBI.
In an effort to protect their customers, Eddie Bauer is offering free identity protection services through Kroll for all consumers who made purchases or returns in the stores during the dates of the breach. The identity protection will last for 12 months at no charge to the consumers. Cardholders should keep an eye on their financial accounts if they believe they have been affected by the breach so they can notify their bank of fraudulent charges as soon as they occur.
In addition to the press release, Eddie Bauer is notifying customers of the breach by mail.