New York -- UPS Stores, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, said that a security breach may have led to the theft of customer credit and debit data at 51 UPS stores in the United States.
In a statement, the company said that customers who had used their debit or credit cards at affected locations (which are listed on the UPS site) from Jan. 20 to Aug. 11 may have been exposed to the malware. However, the company noted, exposure began after March 26 in most cases.
The malware was eliminated as of Aug. 11, UPS said.
“I understand this type of incident can be disruptive and cause frustration. I apologize for any anxiety this may have caused our customers. At The UPS Store, the trust of our customers is of utmost importance,” stated Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store, in a statement.
David said that as soon as the company became aware of the potential malware intrusion, it deployed extensive resources to quickly address and eliminate the problem.