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Costco discloses data breach at one of its stores


Costco Wholesale Corporation has warned customers in notification letters sent this month that their payment card information might have been stolen while recently shopping at one of its stores, as reported by Bleeping Computer and Forbes.

Costco discovered the breach after finding a payment card skimming device in one of its warehouses during a routine check conducted by Costco personnel.

The company reportedly removed the device, notified the authorities, and is now working with law enforcement agents who are investigating the incident.

“We recently discovered a payment card skimming device at a Costco warehouse you recently visited,” Costco told potentially impacted customers in breach notification letters obtained by Bleeping Computer.

Costco added that individuals impacted by this incident might have had their payment information stolen if those who planted the card theft device were able to gain access to the info before the skimmer was found and removed.

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