by CIO Staff

Sam’s Club Security Breach

Dec 13, 20051 min
IT Strategy

Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, is investigating a security breach that has exposed credit card data belonging to an unspecified number of customers who purchased gas at the wholesaler’s stations between Sept 21 and Oct. 2, according to Computerworld. Sam’s Club said it was alerted to the problem by credit card issuers who reported that customers were complaining of fraudulent charges on their statements.

Sam’s Club is currently working with both Visa International and MasterCard International to investigate the breach. In a statement, Visa said it has alerted all of the affected financial institutions, asked them to provide independent fraud-monitoring services to  affected customers and requested that they issue new cards as needed.

–Alison Bass