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GameStop notifies customers about massive credit card breach

2017-06-12 15:46 by


Video game and electronics retailer GameStop has confirmed that a security breach may have compromised users' personal and payment card information. Security could be at risk for those who shopped at GameStop between August and February. It's not clear how many people are affected.

"GameStop recently received notification from a third party that it believed payment card data from cards used on the website was being offered for sale on a website," a release on the company's website reads.

The company sent affected customers an email last week, admitting that hackers could have made away with names, addresses, and credit card information from just about anyone who "placed or attempted to place orders on our website from August 10, 2016 to February 9, 2017."

"Although the investigation did not identify evidence of unauthorized access to payment card data, we determined on April 18, 2017 that the potential for what to have occurred existed for certain transactions," GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines, wrote in a letter sent to impacted customers.

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