Barnes & Noble Inc.
BARNES & NOBLE INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 10/24/2012 08:16:39)


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 8-K


CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  October 24, 2012


BARNES & NOBLE, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
 
1-12302
 
06-1196501
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

122 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
 
10011
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 633-3300
 

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 
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Item 8.01              Other Events

On October 24, 2012, Barnes & Noble, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Company had detected tampering with PIN pad devices in some of its stores. The press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 9.01             Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)            Exhibits


99.1       Press Release, filed herewith
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
BARNES & NOBLE, INC.
 
       
 
By:
/s/ Eugene V. DeFelice  
    Name:  Eugene V. DeFelice   
    Title:    Vice President, General Counsel &
      Corporate Secretary
 
       
       
Date:  October 24, 2012       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
 
EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit Number   Description
     
99.1
 
Press Release, filed herewith.
 
Exhibit 99.1
 
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
CONTACTS:
Mary Ellen Keating
Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

 
BARNES & NOBLE DETECTS TAMPERING WITH PIN PAD DEVICES AT STORES
 

October 24, 2012; New York – Barnes & Noble has detected tampering with PIN pad devices used in 63 of its stores. Upon detecting evidence of tampering, which was limited to one compromised PIN pad in each of the affected stores, Barnes & Noble discontinued use of all PIN pads in its nearly 700 stores nationwide. The company also notified federal law enforcement authorities, and has been supporting a federal government investigation into the matter.
Barnes & Noble has completed an internal investigation that involved the inspection and validation of every PIN pad in every store.  The tampering, which affected fewer than 1% of pin pads in Barnes & Noble stores, was a sophisticated criminal effort to steal credit card information, debit card information, and debit card PIN numbers from customers who swiped their cards through PIN pads when they made purchases.  This situation involved only purchases in which a customer swiped a credit or debit card in a store using one of the compromised PIN pads.
The company emphasized that its customer database is secure. Purchases on Barnes & Noble.com, NOOK and NOOK mobile apps were not affected. The member database was also not affected. None of the affected PIN pads was discovered at Barnes & Noble College Bookstores.
Barnes & Noble is continuing to assist federal law enforcement authorities in this matter. In addition, the company is working with banks, payment card brands and issuers to identify accounts that may have been compromised, so banks and issuers can employ enhanced fraud security measures on potentially impacted accounts.
 
 
 

 
 
The criminals planted bugs in the tampered pin pad devices, allowing for the capture of credit card and pin numbers.  Barnes & Noble disconnected all pin pads from its stores nationwide by close of business September 14, and customers can securely shop with credit cards through the company’s cash registers.  Barnes & Noble said it is committed to providing customers with a safe shopping environment. 
Tampered pin pads were discovered from stores in the following states: CA, CT, FL, NJ, NY, IL, MA, PA, RI. A complete list of specific stores follows.
 
Store Address
City
State
Zip
4735 Commons Way
Calabasas
CA
 91302
2470 Tuscany Street Suite 101
Corona
CA
 92881
2015 Birch Road Suite 700
Chula Vista
CA
 91915
313 Corte Madera Town Center
Corte Madera
CA
 94925
5604 Bay Street
Emeryville
CA
 94608
810 West Valley Parkway
Escondido
CA
 92025
1315 E. Gladstone Street
Glendora
CA
 91740
5183 Montclair Plaza Lane
Montclair
CA
 91763
894 Marsh St Bldg G
San Luis Obispo
CA
 93401
2615 Vista Way
Oceanside
CA
 92054
72-840 Highway 111 Suite 425
Palm Desert
CA
 92260
27460 West Lugonia Ave
Redlands
CA
 92374
1150 El Camino Real Space 277
San Bruno
CA
 94066
10775 Westview Parkway
San Diego
CA
 92126
3600 Stevens Creek Blvd
San Jose
CA
 95117
11 West Hillsdale Blvd.
San Mateo
CA
 94403
9938 Mission Gorge Road
Santee
CA
 92071
40570 Winchester Rd
Temecula
CA
 92591
4820 Telephone Road
Ventura
CA
 93003
1149 S. Main St.
Walnut Creek
CA
 94596
470 Universal Drive North
North Haven
CT
 06473
100 Greyrock Place Suite H009
Stamford
CT
 06901
60 Isham Road
W. Hartford
CT
 06107
18711 NE Biscayne Blvd
Aventura
FL
 33180
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
333 N. Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach
FL
 33436
152 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables
FL
 33134
1900 W International Spdway
Daytona Beach
FL
 32114
2051 N. Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale
FL
 33305
12405 N Kendall Drive
Miami
FL
 33186
11380 Legacy Ave
Palm Beach Gardens
FL
 33410
14572 SW 5th St Suite 10140
Pembroke Pines
FL
 33027
11820 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines
FL
 33026
5701 Sunset Drive Suite 196
S. Miami
FL
 33143
700 Rosemary Ave Unit #104
West Palm Beach
FL
 33401
1441 West Webster Avenue
Chicago
IL
 60614
1130 North State Street
Chicago
IL
 60610
5380 Route 14
Crystal Lake
IL
 60014
20600 North Rand Road
Deer Park
IL
 60010
728 North Waukegan Road
Deerfield
IL
 60015
1630 Sherman Avenue
Evanston
IL
 60201
1468 Springhill Mall Blvd
W. Dundee
IL
 60118
170 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill
MA
 02467
96 Derby Street Suite 300
Hingham
MA
 02043
82 Providence Highway
East Walpole
MA
 2032
395 Route 3 East
Clifton
NJ
 07014
55 Parsonage Road
Edison
NJ
 08837
2134 State Highway 35
Holmdel
NJ
 07733
4831 US Hwy 9
Howell
NJ
 07731
23-80 Bell Blvd.
Bayside
NY
 11360
176-60 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows
NY
 11366
1542 Northern Blvd
Manhasset
NY
 11030
160 E 54th Street (Citicorp)
New York
NY
 10022
2289 Broadway
New York
NY
 10024
33 East 17th Street (Union Square)
New York
NY
 10003
555 Fifth Ave
New York
NY
 10017
2245 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island
NY
 10314
230 Main St
White Plains
NY
 10601
97 Warren Street
New York
NY
 10007
100 West Bridge Street
Homestead
PA
 15120
800 Settlers Ridge Center Drive
Pittsburgh
PA
 15205
1311 West Main Road
Middleton
RI
 02842
371 Putnam Pike  Suite 330
Smithfield
RI
 02917
1350-B Bald Hill Rd
Warwick
RI
 02886
 
 
 
 

 
 
As a precaution, customers and employees who have swiped their cards at any of the Barnes & Noble stores with affected PIN pads should take the following steps:

 
Debit Card Users:
 
  Change the PIN numbers on their debit cards
     
  Review their accounts for unauthorized transactions
     
  Notify their banks immediately if they discover any unauthorized purchases or withdrawals
     
Credit Card Users:
     
  Review their statements for any unauthorized transactions
     
 
Notify their card-issuing banks if they discover any unauthorized purchases or cash advances

 
For additional information and updates, visit the Barnes & Noble website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com . Customers may also call 1-888-471-7809, between the hours 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, with questions.
 
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