Posted On: Aug 22, 2014
Shipping giant United Parcel Service (UPS) is the latest in the line of merchants hit by a data breach that compromises its’ customers credit and debit card information. Malware discovered on computer systems at some of The UPS Store locations exposed names, payment card numbers and postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11, 2014.
The Heartbleed security flaw resurfaced in the hacking of 4.5 million patient records from Community Health Systems of Franklin, TN., which runs a health network across 29 states. The stolen records include addresses, birth data, and telephone and Social Security numbers – everything needed to perform identity theft and compromise credit ratings.
Financial institutions are warned to protect against the potential of increased credit fraud and redouble efforts to ensure their own systems are safe.