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Shoe Hacker

The recent theft of credit card and other purchase information from DSW Shoe Warehouse was worse than projected. The firm’s parent, Retail Ventures, this week released findings from its investigation that shows transaction information involving 1.4 million credit cards was illegally obtained. For each card, the stolen information included credit or debit card number, name and transaction amount. Transaction information involving 96,000 checks was also stolen. In these cases, checking account numbers and driver’s license numbers were obtained. In total, information from 108 DSW Shoe Warehouses was stolen. The data stolen was purchase information from customers who shopped at the DSW stores primarily between mid-November and mid-February. For a list of the 108 stores affected, visit “http://www.DSWShoe.com”:http://www.DSWShoe.com . The site also contains information on steps to take when checking account and driver’s license information is stolen, how to obtain credit reports and tips on preventing credit card fraud.

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