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UPS becomes latest data breach victim

Package delivery giant UPS has become the latest company to admit that customer payment card details may be at risk after it discovered malware at 51 of its US stores. UPS says that customers who used credit and debit cards at 51 of its 4,470 franchised sites between 20 January and 11 August are at risk.


UPS has suffered a data breach

Names, postal and email addresses and payment card information may all be compromised but UPS says that it has no evidence of any fraud and that the malware has now been eliminated. The danger was not picked up anti-virus software and UPS says that it was made aware of the problem when it along with several other US retailers received a bulletin from the government.

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

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