ALERT! UPS Stores Breached ALERT!

Published On August 21, 2014 | By Tom Huskerson | Alerts

72392090United Parcel Service announced today that it has discovered a computer breach in 51 of its stores. The company said the breach escaped detection at stores in 24 states. That is only about 1% UPS store locations. A list of the stores can be found here. According to UPS the malware attack occurred sometime around March 26, and the malware was eliminated by August 11.

UPS Stores are individually franchised and each runs a separate computer system. Because the systems were not connected  it may have helped limit the extent of the attack. UPS stated the malware was not found at any of its other businesses.

Although UPS admits that customer names, postal addresses, email addresses and payment card information were compromised no fraud has been detected that can be attributed to the breach.

UPS Store President Tim Davis apologized for the theft and any problems it may have caused customers. Davis said the company had deployed “extensive resources to quickly address and eliminate this issue.”

For more information please see

UPS Stores Report Data Breach

Data Breach at UPS Store in 24 States including Pennsylvania

UPS Reveals Data Breach

 

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. He attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has returned to focus on writing both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle. Most recently Tom has launched the blog African American Cyber Report. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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