What to Know About the Latest Data Breach Hitting Sears and Delta Customers

David Meyer reports:

Both Sears and Delta Air Lines are facing the exposure of some of their customers’ credit card information, following a data breach at a mutual contractor.

The company, a customer services operation called [24]7.ai, suffered the breach between Sept. 26 and Oct. 12 last year. It said in a statement that the incident “potentially [affected] the online customer payment information of a small number of our client companies.”

Sears (SHLD, +3.81%) was one of those clients. In a separate statement, the retail giant said it believed “less than 100,000” of its customers were likely affected.

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