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Fred's Inc. discloses cybersecurity breach


Wall Street Journal - (National) Fred's Inc. officials reported August 10 that its two payment processing servers were compromised by thieves using malware designed to locate Track 2 data from March 23 - April 24 in which card numbers, expiration dates, and verification codes may have been used to create an unknown amount of counterfeit cards. The company found no evidence that customers' data were removed.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:58