Spec's Family Partners
Attackers had access to the payment terminals at Spec's, a Houston-based wine and liquor retailer, for more than a year. The retailer, which announced the data breach in March, said attackers struck at the payment terminals of 34 of its smaller stores in October 2012, stealing about 550,000 customer credit and debit card numbers. The firm said it contained the lapse and provided information to the Secret Service, which is investigating the story. The firm said it also hired a Qualified Security Assessor to examine its systems and validate that it is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards.