FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.

The office supply retailer said in October that it was looking into a potential credit card breach, adding to a long list of retailers recently hit by cyberattacks.

Staples said Friday that an investigation shows that the criminals used malware that may have allowed access to information for transactions at 115 of its U.S. stores. That includes cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes.

The Framingham, Massachusetts-based company is offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, to customers who might be at risk.

The security breach affected different stores at different times between July and September.

Staples issued a statement on their website.

The following list represents California locations where a breach might have occurred and the start and end dates involved.

2052 Bundy Dr. West Los Angeles 90025 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

800 West Harris St. Eureka 95503 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

9420 Scranton Rd. Mira Mesa 92121 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

4016 Grand Ave. Chino 91710 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

17020 Chatsworth St. Granada Hills 91344 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

1210 Hamner Ave. Norco 92860 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

317 West Ventura Blvd. Camarillo 93010 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

2150 Vista Way Oceanside 92054 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

5760 Lindero Canyon Rd. Westlake Village 91362 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

2170 S. Bradley Rd. Santa Maria 93455 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

2879 Jamacha Rd. El Cajon 92019 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

15058 Summit Ave. Fontana 92336 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

12900 Gregg Blvd. Poway 92064 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

5001 Ramon Rd., Bldg. 3 Palm Springs 92264 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

29225 Central Ave. Lake Elsinore 92532 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

11341 National Blvd. Los Angeles 90064 August 10, 2014 September 16, 2014

 

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