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Goodwill reportedly investigating credit card data breach

Goodwill is reportedly investigating a data breach that affected U.S. stores, though additional details haven't been made available just yet
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jul 22, 2014 8:11 pm

Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries reportedly suffered a data breach and customer credit card data is at risk. The company was first contacted last Friday by federal authorities, informing them of the potential data theft affecting American stores.




It's unknown how many stores have been impacted, but fraud details have been tracked to a pattern that hit at least 21 states, including California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and others spread across the country. Goodwill is investigating with a newly created "response team":


"We are proactively engaged with the payment card industry contacts, the Secret Service and all Goodwill headquarters to identify what problem, if any, exists so that we can take prompt and appropriate actions as well as communicate appropriately to any affected parties."


Cybercriminals enjoy targeting large corporations to steal data, as the bulk records can be sold or traded quickly. Target, P.F. Chang's, Michaels, Neiman Marcus and Sally Beauty Supply have all been hit with major data problems over the past year.


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