UPS Hacked: What does it mean for you?
UPS announced last week that 51 (out of 4,470) of the stores in 24 states had been infected with malware, compromising the credit card and debit card information of their customers, as well as potentially customers' names, mailing addresses and email addresses.
The list of affected stores includes four locations in North Carolina:
- 6409 Fayetteville Road in Durham
- 2217 Matthews Township Parkway in Matthews
- 1639 US Highway 74A Bypass in Spindale
- 217 Paragon Parkway in Clyde
The malware is thought to have been in the system since January 20, 2014 and was eliminated as of August 11, 2014. UPS is offering identity protection and credit monitoring services to any of its customers who were impacted by the attack.
While UPS assured its customers that steps have been taken to be rid of the malware and that it is safe to use credit and debit cards at all of their locations, the fact that even a company as large as UPS can be vulnerable to hacks and malware means that you need to take security seriously. Contact Petronella Technology Group today for an IT security assessment. You'll receive a comprehensive report along with recommended actions to make sure your information stays safe.