Compromised customer payment information at 34 Spec stores
More than half a million customers at 34 Spec’s-owned liquor stores were able to have critical financial information stolen in a sophisticated computer scam that persisted for a year and a half, the company said on Friday. .
The Houston-based chain, with a nationwide presence with 155 stores, joins a growing list of leading retailers, from Target to Neiman Marcus, who have reported major breaches this year. These security holes affected more customers, but the Spec hack appears to have lasted much longer before it was made public.