UPS confirms malware breach

by. David Morrison

Nationwide parcel shipper UPS has confirmed that it found malware on payment terminals at 51 of its franchised stores and that customer names, postal addresses, email addresses and payment card information may have been stolen.

UPS did not reveal how many card records might have been compromised and said it has no reason to suspect any fraud has occurred using the stolen data.

The Atlanta-based company said that a government warning about possible malware places on retail point of sale terminals led the firm to make an initial check, which revealed the unauthorized software.

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