Aldi Card Readers Compromised

BATAVIA, Ill. An internal investigation into identity thefts affecting some shoppers at Aldi found tampered debit-card readers in Aldi stores in 11 states, the retailer said last week. Tampered payment card terminals were placed in some Aldi stores between June 1 and Aug. 31, the retailer said. The affected machines allowed thieves to steal customer information, such as names, account numbers and

BATAVIA, Ill. — An internal investigation into identity thefts affecting some shoppers at Aldi found tampered debit-card readers in Aldi stores in 11 states, the retailer said last week.

Tampered payment card terminals were placed in some Aldi stores between June 1 and Aug. 31, the retailer said. The affected machines allowed thieves to steal customer information, such as names, account numbers and PIN codes, a crime known as “skimming.” It was not known last week how many cust

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