Data Breach At Ups Stores


Big Brown has become the latest retailer to lose data after United Parcel Service discovered a computer breach at 51 stores in the US.

UPS has said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states, or around 1% of its locations. At most stores, the malware attack occurred after March 26, and was eliminated by August 11.

UPS has said that mo fraud has yet been discovered but customer names, postal addresses, email addresses and payment card information were compromised.

Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store, apologized in a statement for any anxiety the theft may have caused customers. He said the company had deployed extensive resources to quickly address and eliminate this issue.

Each UPS Store is franchised and runs separate computer systems, which may have helped limit the extent of the attack. UPS said the bug was not found at any of its other businesses.

The breach is the latest in a long string of incidents in which hackers have made off with retail consumer data.

Albertson’s and SuperValu announced that hackers broke into their credit and debit card payment networks, June last week. Target has been hit, along with Adobe, Snapchat, Michaels, Neiman Marcus, AOL and eBay. An analysis has found that half of all American adults were hacked in a recent 12-month period.

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