Wayne Heilman reports:
A security breach in the credit-card processing system at Cheers Liquor Mart involves both credit and debit cards and likely involves customers of dozens, if not hundreds, of financial institutions nationwide, the Colorado Springs-based retailer said today.
Cheers has shut down a wireless broadband system that was used to process credit-card transactions and replaced it with an older dial-up system that is more secure and difficult to hack, said James Wall, a Denver-based spokesman for Cheers. The wireless broadband system was first accessed illegally in mid-September, and was shut down last week and replaced with a paper-based system until the dial-up system was installed on Friday, he said.
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