June 1, 2017 / 8:42 PM / 2 years ago

CORRECTED-BRIEF-Sears Hometown learns of malicious code affecting some Kmart systems (June 1)

(Corrects to attribute some information to Sears Holdings’ blog, updates headline))

June 1 (Reuters) - Sears Hometown And Outlet Stores Inc :

* Learned from Sears Holdings blog post that certain Kmart store payment data systems operated by Sears infected with malicious code

* According to Sears Holdings’ blog, Kmart had removed the code, contained the event, and launched a full investigation

* Sears Holdings’ news release stated that it ‍believed certain credit card numbers have been compromised​‍​

* Sears Holdings’ news release stated that based on forensic investigation, no personal identifying information was obtained​

* Advised by Sears Holdings that it had no reason to believe company's payment data systems provided by sears holdings were affected​‍​ Source text for Eikon: (bit.ly/2qLbI2S) Further company coverage:

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