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UPS says hack may have exposed customer data at 51 stores

Aug. 20, 2014 at 8:44 PM ET

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, card numbers and postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11. United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday that it was among U.S. retailers who got a Department of Homeland Security bulletin about the malware on July 31.

The company is not aware of any fraud related to the attack, spokeswoman Chelsea Lee said. Atlanta-based UPS said it hired a security firm that found the virus in systems at about 1 percent of the company's 4,470 franchised locations. At many stores, the intrusion did not begin until March or April. Lee said that the problem was fixed by Aug. 11 and the company took additional steps to protect systems at other stores. A list of the 51 locations of The UPS Store where malware was discovered is at www.theupsstore.com/security.

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