GameStop Investigating Possible Hack, Customer Data and Credit Card Info May Be Compromised
Following a report by dedicated security and investigation blog KrebsOnSecurity, GameStop has said that it’s currently looking into a possible hack, which may have compromised customer data and payment details on its website.
It is believed that sometime between mid-September 2016 and first week of February 2017, intruders accessed customer information (including card numbers, expiration dates, names, addresses and card verification values), which was then sold online.
GameStop recently received notification from a third party that it believed payment card data from cards used on the GameStop.com website was being offered for sale on a website. That day a leading security firm was engaged to investigate these claims. Gamestop has and will continue to work non-stop to address this report and take appropriate measures to eradicate any issue that may be identified.
We regret any concern this situation may cause for our customers. GameStop would like to remind its customers that it is always advisable to monitor payment card account statements for unauthorized charges. If you identify such a charge, report it immediately to the bank that issued the card because payment card network rules generally state that cardholders are not responsible for unauthorized charges that are timely reported.
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