More hacks: Are debit cards safe? - FOX 13 News

More hacks: Are debit cards safe?

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

A very ugly reality has hit Sally Beauty Supply.

"I think it's just horrible," said Alicia Jones, a Sally regular.

Somehow hackers combed their way into Sally's system, and there's poof that customer's credit and debit card data was stolen.

"They're just greedy; I think they need to be caught and get a real job," Jones said.

Sally says the breach was discovered on March 5 and that the fewer than 25,000 records were swiped, but it's yet another case on the heels of Neiman Marcus and Target, a major target for hackers who nabbed 40 million accounts

"They just see a quick profit and someone to take advantage, and they don't care," Jones said.

"If they're bold to do it, they'll do it again," said another Sally regular Jonne Johnson.

Which is why FOX 13's Chris Chmura warns shoppers: debit cards can be dangerous.

"Going forward, you should definitely consider using a credit card versus a debit card because you have less liability with bona fide credit cards," he said.

Sally Beauty Supply isn't saying how the breach happened yet, but it did say this in a statement:

"We take this criminal activity very seriously.  We continue to work diligently with Verizon on this investigation and are taking necessary actions and precautions to mitigate and remediate the issue caused by this security incident."

For shoppers, it's a reminder that these days your information is never as safe as it seems.

"I'm always using my card, and that's making me think different – maybe I shouldn't use my card as much," Jones said.

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