UPS Stores Customer Data Hacked; Sacramento Store on the List
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The UPS Store has discovered a computer breach at 51 locations.
UPS said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states, or around 1% of its locations. On the list of impacted stores is the Arena Boulevard UPS Store location. Click here for the full list of UPS locations impacted by the hacking.
At most stores, the malware attack occurred after March 26, and was eliminated by August 11.
A spokeswoman with The UPS Stores told FOX40 the breach at the Sacramento location happened between April 29 and August 11. During that time, they say there is a possibility that customers’ names, payment card information, postal addresses and email addresses were exposed.
The UPS Store told FOX40 they are not aware of any fraud associated with the hacking. They encourage customers to monitor their bank activity. UPS Stores are offering identity theft protection and credit monitoring services for customers.
Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store, apologized in a statement for any anxiety the theft may have caused customers. He said the company had deployed “extensive resources to quickly address and eliminate this issue.”
Each UPS Store is franchised and runs separate computer systems, which may have helped limit the extent of the attack. UPS said the bug was not found at any of its other businesses.
The UPS breach is the latest in a long string of incidents in which hackers have made off with retail consumer data.
Just last week, Albertson’s and SuperValu announced that hackers broke into their credit and debit card payment networks. Target has been hit, along with Adobe, Snapchat, Michaels, Neiman Marcus, AOL and eBay.
All in all, a CNNMoney analysis found that half of all American adults were hacked in a recent 12-month period.