PHOENIX — A data breach may have compromised the personal information of customers who patronized any of 50 Arizona businesses last month.
North Country Business Products says an investigation of "suspicious activity" led to the discovery that an unauthorized party deployed malware to numerous businesses it serves.
The outside party potentially had access to credit and debit card information of consumers who patronized certain restaurants and hotels between Jan. 3 and Jan. 24.
The affected businesses are located in several cities, including metropolitan Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson and Yuma.
North Country officials say the issue has since been corrected.
They have set up a help line for consumers. They also encourage people to review account statements for signs of identity theft and fraud.