UPS: Some Of Our Stores Were Hacked
The United States Postal Service said on Wednesday that 51 of its UPS Store locations were targeted by hackers in an attack that spread across 24 states in the U.S. That's about 1% of its locations in the U.S.
Any customers who used a credit or debit card in UPS stores between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11 may have been exposed to the malware, which was found on the in the 51 franchise stores, The Financial Times reported. Names, postal addresses, email addresses, and card information are thought to be among the data that may have been exposed to hackers, UPS said in a statement.
The U.S. Department for Homeland Security contacted UPS to inform them of the data breach, and the company claimed that other retailers were also notified of the spread of a new type of malware being used to target U.S. retail locations. According to UPS, the malware was removed from systems on Aug. 11. Stores are now safe to shop in.