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Goodwill, Feds Reveal Thrift Retailer May Have Been Hacked

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 10:23 AM

By Nick Sanchez

Goodwill was notified by the feds that it may have been the victim of a security breach last week, resulting in the possible theft of customers' debit and credit card information.

"Goodwill Industries International was contacted last Friday afternoon by a payment card industry fraud investigative unit and federal authorities informing us that select U.S. store locations may have been the victims of possible theft of payment card numbers," the company wrote in a statement released Monday.

"Investigators are currently reviewing available information. At this point, no breach has been confirmed but an investigation is underway."

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According to The Associated Press, there are over 2,900 Goodwill stores around the globe, as well as an online auction site, and the company's annual retail sales total $3.8 billion.

The nearly 3,000 stores are managed by 165 regional headquarters, and there is no central location in which credit card information is stored, potentially limiting the damage of any possible security breach.

Reuters reported that the possible hacking comes not long after other high-profile retailers had their security compromised by cyber criminals.

Target revealed in December that hackers had stolen data from up to 40 million credit and debit cards used at its stores during the holiday season. Likewise, Neiman Marcus reported a breach of about 1.1 million customer payment cards in January at 77 of 85 stores. Online auction site eBay also asked all of its users to reset their login passwords in May after discovering it fell victim to a malicious hack.

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