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Freds-CorpSite-ABOUT-US-VISION-AND-MISSION-20140522Discount Chain Fred’s Inc. is the latest victim of card-stealing malware secretly installed on point-of-sale systems at checkout lanes.

The company issued the following statement … “Fred’s Inc. recently became aware of a potential data security incident and immediately launched an internal investigation to determine the scope of the issue. We retained Mandiant, a leading independent forensics firm, to examine our data security systems.

We want to assure our customers that protecting their information is one of our top priorities and we are taking this potential incident very seriously. Until this investigation is completed, it will be difficult to determine with certainty the scope or nature of any potential incident, but we will continue to work vigilantly to address any potential issues that may affect our customers.”

Investigations are underway before the full story unravels.  Stay tuned.

Retailers are serious about data security and protecting their customer’s information. If you like to know where and how to begin the process of securing your environment, call on Omega ATC. Phone 636-557-7777.  Or connect with us via our contact page.