2 Philadelphia Stores Hit in Massive Staples Breach

Hackers installed malware at 115 Staples stores in order to skim credit card numbers.

Two Staples locations in Philadelphia have been hit in a massive breach at the company’s stores earlier this year. The two Philly locations affected are at Columbus Blvd. and Reed St. in South Philly and Rooseveld Blvd. and Red Lion Rd. in the Far Northeast.

Staples said in a release that criminals deployed malware at 115 of its 1,400+ stores earlier this year. The stores in Philadelphia were affected from August 10th to September 16th.

Other stores in the area that were breached were in Kennett Square (855 East Baltimore Pike), Springfield (Delco, 751 Sproul Rd.), Exton (105 E. Swedesford Rd.), New Hope (300 West Bridge St.) and Telford (4020 Bethlehem Pike).

“As a result, and in light of Staples’ commitment to protecting its customers, Staples is offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, identity theft insurance, and a free credit report, to customers who used a payment card at any of the affected stores during the relevant time periods,” the company said in a statement. Information about the serviced Staples is offering can be found on its website.

Forbes says the crew that hit Staples is named Anunak and earned $18 million in 2014. About 1.2 million credit cards were stolen in all.