Barnes & Noble announced on Wednesday that customers who recently shopped at 63 of its stores, including its store in San Mateo and five others in the Bay Area, may have had their credit or debit card information stolen.
The bookstore chain said it discovered that one PIN pad device at each of the 63 stores had been tampered with, as thieves planted bugs that allowed credit card and PIN number to be captured. The company said it disconnected all PIN pads at its stores by Sept. 14 and that customers can continue using debit and credit cards through its cash registers.
The company said it did not know how many customers were affected. The stores are in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, Barnes & Noble said in a statement. See below for a full list of stores.
Customers who have used a PIN pad at any of the affected stores as recently as last month are advised to change their debit-card PIN numbers as a precaution and to check their statements for unauthorized transactions.
The company said it notified federal law enforcement authorities and is supporting a federal investigation into the matter. The company is also working with banks, payment card brands and issuers to identify accounts that may have been compromised so banks and issuers can employ enhanced fraud security measures on potentially impacted accounts.
Barnes & Noble said its own customer database remains secure and that purchases made through its webite and through its NOOK devices and apps were not impacted.
Here is a full list of stores affected:Store Address City State Zip 4735 Commons Way Calabasas CA 91302 2470 Tuscany Street Suite 101 Corona CA 92881 2015 Birch Road Suite 700 Chula Vista CA 91915 313 Corte Madera Town Center Corte Madera CA 94925 5604 Bay Street Emeryville CA 94608 810 West Valley Parkway Escondido CA 92025 1315 E. Gladstone Street Glendora CA 91740 5183 Montclair Plaza Lane Montclair CA 91763 894 Marsh St Bldg G San Luis Obispo CA 93401 2615 Vista Way Oceanside CA 92054 72-840 Highway 111 Suite 425 Palm Desert CA 92260 27460 West Lugonia Ave Redlands CA 92374 1150 El Camino Real Space 277 San Bruno CA 94066 10775 Westview Parkway San Diego CA 92126 3600 Stevens Creek Blvd San Jose CA 95117 11 West Hillsdale Blvd. San Mateo CA 94403 9938 Mission Gorge Road Santee CA 92071 40570 Winchester Rd Temecula CA 92591 4820 Telephone Road Ventura CA 93003 1149 S. Main St. Walnut Creek CA 94596 470 Universal Drive North North Haven CT 6473 100 Greyrock Place Suite H009 Stamford CT 6901 60 Isham Road W. Hartford CT 6107 18711 NE Biscayne Blvd Aventura FL 33180 333 N. Congress Avenue Boynton Beach FL 33436 152 Miracle Mile Coral Gables FL 33134 1900 W International Spdway Daytona Beach FL 32114 2051 N. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale FL 33305 12405 N Kendall Drive Miami FL 33186 11380 Legacy Ave Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410 14572 SW 5th St Suite 10140 Pembroke Pines FL 33027 11820 Pines Blvd Pembroke Pines FL 33026 5701 Sunset Drive Suite 196 S. Miami FL 33143 700 Rosemary Ave Unit #104 West Palm Beach FL 33401 1441 West Webster Avenue Chicago IL 60614 1130 North State Street Chicago IL 60610 5380 Route 14 Crystal Lake IL 60014 20600 North Rand Road Deer Park IL 60010 728 North Waukegan Road Deerfield IL 60015 1630 Sherman Avenue Evanston IL 60201 1468 Springhill Mall Blvd W. Dundee IL 60118 170 Boylston Street Chestnut Hill MA 2467 96 Derby Street Suite 300 Hingham MA 2043 82 Providence Highway East Walpole MA 2032 395 Route 3 East Clifton NJ 7014 55 Parsonage Road Edison NJ 8837 2134 State Highway 35 Holmdel NJ 7733 4831 US Hwy 9 Howell NJ 7731 23-80 Bell Blvd. Bayside NY 11360 176-60 Union Turnpike Fresh Meadows NY 11366 1542 Northern Blvd Manhasset NY 11030 160 E 54th Street (Citicorp) New York NY 10022 2289 Broadway New York NY 10024 33 East 17th Street (Union Square) New York NY 10003 555 Fifth Ave New York NY 10017 2245 Richmond Avenue Staten Island NY 10314 230 Main St White Plains NY 10601 97 Warren Street New York NY 10007 100 West Bridge Street Homestead PA 15120 800 Settlers Ridge Center Drive Pittsburgh PA 15205 1311 West Main Road Middleton RI 2842 371 Putnam Pike Suite 330 Smithfield RI 2917 1350-B Bald Hill Rd Warwick RI 2886