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Stop & Shop reports credit data was stolen

Card readers reveal tampering

Quincy-based Stop & Shop has bolted down card readers at all 385 of its supermarkets in New England, New York, and New Jersey to prevent them from being removed and tampered with. Quincy-based Stop & Shop has bolted down card readers at all 385 of its supermarkets in New England, New York, and New Jersey to prevent them from being removed and tampered with. (FILE 2006)
By Peter J. Howe
Globe Staff / February 19, 2007

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SEEKONK -- With help from US Secret Service agents, Stop & Shop Supermarket Cos. executives scrambled yesterday to determine how many consumers may have had their credit and debit card data stolen by high-tech thieves who apparently broke into checkout-line card readers and planted the equivalent of bugs to steal information. (Full article: 912 words)

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