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Vt. AG settles with store after data breach

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's attorney general says a natural foods grocery store in Williston has agreed to spend $15,000 to upgrade its computer security system after it was accused of failing to promptly notify customers of a data security breach that compromised some customers' credit cards last year.

Attorney General Williams Sorrell says he has reached a settlement with Natural Provisions; the store also will pay $15,000 to the state.

Vermont law requires companies to tell the attorney general within 14 days and customers within 45 days of the discovery of such a breach.

The settlement also resolves allegations that the store did not quickly fix its computer security system.

Sorrell says the breach resulted in the theft of some customers' credit card numbers and tens of thousands of dollars of fraud.

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