Barnes & Noble Hit With Suit Over PIN Pad Data Breach

Law360, Chicago (October 29, 2012, 6:14 PM EDT) -- An Illinois consumer targeted Barnes & Noble Inc. with a putative class action Saturday over a security breach affecting PIN pad devices in 63 of its stores, alleging the chain bookseller failed to protect customers' credit and debit card information.

Plaintiff Elizabeth Nowak launched her suit just days after Barnes & Noble announced that a hacking operation it discovered back in September had impacted stores in New York, Pennsylvania, California, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

She alleges that Barnes & Noble breached...
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