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51 UPS Stores Hacked via Malware

The UPS Store reported Wednesday that it received obtained a government message in regards to a broad-based malware attack. The breach impacted 51 stores in 24 states, UPS stated.

The affected stores amounted to around 1 % of the 4,470 franchised UPS Stores in the united states, UPS added.

Customers who applied a credit or debit card within the affected stores between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11 might have been impacted. The breach was cleaned up on Aug. 11.

“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,” UPS president Tim Davis stated in a news release. “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.” he added.

Customer details that may have been extracted includes names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and credit or debit card details. Not all of the data was necessarily exposed by every customer, the press release said.

For additional details about the breach and complimentary identity protection and monitoring solutions, UPS requests customers to visit https://theupsstore.allclearid.com.

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