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UPS Store confirms data breach, with customer data at risk

Over 50 UPS Store retail locations were compromised by a recent data breach, and customers are urged to see if they might be at risk

By Michael Hatamoto on Aug 21, 2014 10:30 am CDT - 0 mins, 51 secs reading time

The UPS Store suffered a data breach at 51 retail locations across the United States, with 105,000 customer transactions, ranging from January 20 to August 11, at risk due to the security incident. If you've shopped at the UPS Store, you're urged to visit the company's website to identify if your UPS Store location was compromised - individual notification letters will not be sent out.

UPS Store confirms data breach, with customer data at risk | TweakTown.com

To date, there has been no evidence of fraud related to the incident, with malware found on the company's network. Names, postal addresses, payment information and email addresses are at risk, but it's unknown how many customers might have been affected.

"As soon as we became aware of the potential malware intrusion, we deployed extensive resources to quickly address and eliminate this issue," said Tim Davis, UPS Store President, in a statement. "Our customers can be assured that we have identified and fully contained the incident."

Retailers have struggled to keep customer data secure, with Target, Neiman Marcus, P.F. Chang's, Supervalu, and other companies breached in the past year.

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