Verizon investigating major data security breach

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Verizon is looking into possible security breaches at two retailers similar to the intrusions at Target during the holiday shopping season , the The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports.

Verizon so far is not naming the retailers affected by the potential data breach. Many stores operate large networks through technology provided by Verizon, which has caused the company to investigate.

"The findings already substantiate a very real link between these later situations and something that recently happened,” Bryan Sartin, director of the investigative team at Verizon's Enterprise Solutions unit, told the WSJ.

The retailers involved in the newly discovered breaches were contacted by law enforcement and then contacted Verizon's investigative team last week, according to the WSJ.

Afraid you might be affected? Experts say the best way to protect yourself is to shop with a credit card, not a debit card.

If you must use a debit card, tie it to a small account – not the main bank account you use for rent, your mortgage or car payment.

Read the full story from the WSJ.

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