If you have used your credit card at a UPS Store between the 20th of January to the 11th of August 2014, there is a good chance that your credit/debit card details could have been stolen. This was announced by UPS who revealed that due to a malware identified in the company’s systems, customers who used their credit/debit cards at their locations during that period could have been exposed.
However UPS notes that there does not appear to have been any cases of fraud reported yet, meaning that for now customers appear to be safe, although given that your credit/debit card details could be floating out there exposed, you might want to get yourself some new cards, or at the very least check your statements very carefully to ensure that no suspicious activities appear.
UPS also states that the malware has since been removed as of 11th of August and according to UPS, they were notified of the malware by the US government. The US government had also warned other retailers who might have been affected by the malware as well. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of data breaches.
Earlier this year retailer Target was subject to a data breach of their own as well which resulted in thousands of customer information being stolen, such as names, addresses, and emails. UPS claims that the malware was thankfully not present on the computing systems of other UPS business entities.
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