Things aren’t going that well for GameStop. It recently announced the closure of at least 150 stores across the United States and if that wasn’t enough, the company is also investigating a possible breach of customer financial data from its website. Those who made a purchase via GameStop’s website using their bank card over the past few months should pay attention.
KrebsOnSecurity reports that two sources in the financial industry have informed it that alerts have been received from a credit card processor. It’s possible that customers’ financial data might have been breached from September 2016 till the first week of February 2017. The company’s website may have been compromised around this time.
The stolen information is likely to include credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates, and even the 3-digit security code. Even customer names and addresses are said to have been breached which should be a red flag as that’s essentially everything that’s required to make a card purchase online in most cases.
GameStop has acknowledged that it was tipped off by a third party that information related to payment cards used on its website was being sold online. It says that a leading security firm was engaged to investigate the matter that very day.
“Gamestop has and will continue to work non-stop to address this report and take appropriate measures to eradicate any issue that may be identified. We regret any concern this situation may cause for our customers,” it added.