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UPS Data Breach: 7 Vital Security Lessons Learned

UPS said more than 4,000 of its UPS Store locations across the U.S. were hit with a data breach. Hackers may have accessed sensitive information like customer names and addresses. (Courtesy of UPS)
UPS said more than 4,000 of its UPS Store locations across the U.S. were hit with a data breach. Hackers may have accessed sensitive information like customer names and addresses. (Courtesy of UPS)

(Cruxial CIO) – Malware found in the electronic cash registers of 51 UPS Store franchises in 24 states is the latest in a string of major retail security breaches that provide a number of lessons for all organizations.

The UPS Store, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, reported finding the infected systems Aug. 20. The stores affected represented about 1 percent of the company’s 4,470 U.S. franchises.

Customers who used debit or credit cards at the affected stores from Jan. 20 to Aug 11 may have had their card numbers exposed. The attackers may have also taken their names and postal and email addresses.

UPS has not disclosed the number of potentially affected parties.

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