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Staples has warned customers of a data breach that affected four stores in Massachusetts.

Customers who made credit card purchases between Aug. 10 and Sept. 16 should keep an eye out for fraudulent activity, the Framingham-based company announced Friday.The office supply company detected malware that may have provided access to 1.16 million customers' credit card data at 115 stores nationwide.

The Massachusetts Staples locations that were compromised, according to the company, were179 Highland Ave., Seekonk,571 Boston Tpke, Shrewsbury,131 Samoset St. (Rte. 44), andPlymouth17 Paradise Rd., Salem.

"Staples is offering free identity protection services, including credit monitoring, identity theft insurance, and a free credit report, to customers who used a payment card at any of the affected stores during the relevant time periods," the store said in a statement.


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