The credit and debit card information of customers that have recently shopped at UPS Store’s may have been compromised and a computer virus is to blame. Does this all bring you back to last November when Target’s data breach put 40 million shoppers at risk?
The presence of the malware intrusion, which was found by the Department of Homeland Security, is not currently identified by anti-virus software has been found on the systems of 51 UPS stores in 24 different states. According to a spokeswoman for UPS, there were about 100,000 transactions made between January 20th and August 11th and the information that was stolen includes names, card numbers, email addresses, and postal addresses.
According to UPS, in many stores the intrusion didn’t take place until about March, and they are unaware of any reported cases of theft thus far. UPS will be providing identity protection and credit monitoring help to the affected customers. In Georgia alone there were three affected stores, none of which are in Marietta (the closest was in Canton). To see if a store near you was impacted, click here.
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