UPS Store hacked, possibly compromising user data2014-08-21 09:31 by Daniela
Tags: UPS Store, security
UPS Stores, a subsidiary of UPS, said on Wednesday that a security breach may have led to the theft of customer credit and debit data at 51 UPS franchises in the United States.
Local networks of 51 UPS Store outlets in 24 states have been infected. The hackers who infected United Parcel Service (UPS) Stores with the virus could possibly have been harvesting data from January 20 to August 11, with most of the attacks taking place in April. Up to 105,000 transactions were affected, UPS said in a statement.
"I understand this type of incident can be disruptive and cause frustration. I apologize for any anxiety this may have caused our customers. At The UPS Store the trust of our customers is of utmost importance," The UPS Store president Tim Davis said in a statement. "As soon as we became aware of the potential malware intrusion, we deployed extensive resources to quickly address and eliminate this issue. Our customers can be assured that we have identified and fully contained the incident."
Customers won't receive individual notification letters because the company doesn't have all cardholder data, a UPS spokesman said. Customers will need to check the UPS Store Inc.'s website to see if they have shopped at a store that might have been affected. The company said it doesn't know how many customers might have been affected-only the number of transactions.
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