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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

If You Bought Easter Candy From Malley's, A Hacker May Have Your Information

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2018 at 10:08 AM

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Right now, chocolate lovers have more than just a few extra calories to worry about. Cleveland candy juggernaut Malley's Chocolates recently announced that nearly 3,400 online customers' debit and credit card information may have been compromised by a computer hacker in March, during the company's busy weeks before Easter.

Two customers contacted Malley's and reported fraudulent activity was conducted on their cards after purchasing from its website. Malley's began an investigation and discovered a number of other customers were also experiencing fraudulent purchases. Luckily, the hacking doesn't seem to have impacted any of the transactions made from Malleys' nearly two dozen brick and mortar locations.



Malley's was forced to shut down their website for four days to allow the entire IT team to fix the issue. Customer names, addresses, credit card numbers and the security code printed on the back of the cards were all compromised.

Anyone that purchased Malley's online around Easter is encouraged to contact their bank and have their cards blocked or change their pin codes. According to the Associated Press, Malley's said that security features on the company's website were up-to-date and officials aren't sure how it was hacked.

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