Debit card breach is traced to Cheers Liquor Mart

Wayne Heilman reports:

A debit card breach affecting thousands of Colorado Springs area cardholders resulted from outside hackers gaining access to Cheers Liquor Mart’s computer system sometime last month, owners of the Springs-based retailer said Friday.

Cheers hired Cyopsis LLC, a Denver-based information technology forensics and investigations firm, to determine the source of the breach and prevent further breeches, said Jeff Robinson, one of four owners of one of the city’s largest liquor retailers. Cyopsis is working with Colorado Springs Police to determine who was responsible for the alleged theft of the store’s customer information, which appears to have been done by “an organized group,” he said.

Read more in The Gazette.   Previous coverage here indicated three of the five financial institutions affected and the number of customers whose cards were replaced.

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