Over 100,000 Transactions could have been Exposed to Malware Intrusion, says UPS
On Wednesday, courier firm United Parcel Service (UPS) said it suspects that personal data of some of their customers might have been compromised. UPS warned that people who have used a credit card or debit card between January 20 and August 21 at one of the 51 impacted UPS locations may have had their data exposed. UPS affirmed that malware has been removed from all the computer systems.
Customers need not worry and they can shop at any of the UPS Store locations. The company has not revealed more details regarding what sort of customer data has been compromised. Tim Davis, President of the UPS Store, Inc., said that such incidents are quite negative for the image of the company. He has even apologized from the customers of any inconvenience they have faced.
In total, the company has 4,470 franchised center locations in America. It has taken immediate actions to contain the data and now, the issue is under control. "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", affirmed Davis.
A team of experts have been hired, which is investigating the matter. The UPS Store is one of the retail outlets, which has lately faced hacking. In December, retail giant Target affirmed that hackers had acquired data of over 110 million customers, who shopped in its stores during the shopping season in 2013.
Other stores that have complained of same breaches include Michaels Stores, department store Neiman Marcus and P. F. Chang's. As per UPS Stores, more than 100,000 transactions were exposed to malware. But they have no idea about how many customers who have been affected. The company has asked customers to check whether they have done shopping at any of the affected locations.
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