United Parcel Service has discovered a computer breach at 51 stores, making Big Brown the latest retailer to lose customer data. UPS (UPS) said that the hacking had escaped detection at stores in 24 states, or around 1% of its locations. At most stores, the malware attack occurred after March 26, and was eliminated by August 11
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.