Harbor Freight Tools admits its payment processing system hacked

Harbor Freight Tools, a California based privately held discount tool and equipment retailer, began notifying a number of their customers that its payment processing system was hacked.

According to the report, the security breach affects only credit and debit card transactions took place in between May 6,2013 and June 30,2013 in their stores.

The information accessed by cyber criminals includes card account number, expiration date, and card verification number. In a number of transactions, cardholders' name was also accessed.

"If you see a fraudulent charge on your card, please immediately contact the bank that issued your card. Major credit card companies typically guarantee cardholders will not be responsible for fraudulent charges." Eric Smidt, Chairman & CEO of Harbor Freight Tools wrote.  "Please be on the lookout and review your account statements for any unauthorized activity."
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