Establishing Digital Trust: Don't Sacrifice Security for Convenience
Bed Bath & Beyond recently began notifying an undisclosed number of customers that a cashier at the Bed Bath & Beyond store at 410 East 61st Street in New York City may have stolen their credit card information. The cashier has since been fired (h/t DataBreaches.net).
The breach was discovered on September 19, 2013, and notification letters [PDF] were mailed on November 20, 2013. The company immediately began notifying its card processing banks, as well as American Express and Discover directly, and has been working with law enforcement to investigate the incident.
While the company says it has no way of knowing exactly which customers' information was accessed, only those who made purchases at the 61st Street location between August 5, 2013 and September 19, 2013 are potentially affected.
All those potentially affected are being offered one year of free credit monitoring services.