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Website of GameStop May have been Hacked

 

It looks like that there is a good chance of GameStop being victimized by a hack sometime during the past. KrebsOnSecurity blogged stating that both credit card info as well as customer data might have been compromised.

 

As per KrebsOnSecurity, the online payment card processing system of GameStop might have been hacked in between September-mid 2016 and 1st week of Feb. 2017 as told by the 2 sources of financial industry that they have received the alerts to that effect from one credit card processor.

 

As per report on the KrebsOnSecurity, GameStop told that: "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." The statement of the company further stated as posted by pymnts.com on April 10th, 2017, that on the very day a top security organization was engaged for investigating these claims. Moreover, GameStop will go on working non-stop for addressing the report and will take suitable measures for removing any issue which might be identified.

 

However, sometimes, the hackers can steal all information even before it gets encrypted, along with that information which normally is not retained.

 

Unfortunately, this type of stuff is getting more and more common in the digital age. The online retailers are responsible for keeping your entire information safe; however there are people who are working continuously to find out new tricks for every possible safety measures. GameStop, on their part, seems to be taking the matter very seriously; and so it is expected to have some kind of statement from GameStop's end when the hired security firm can turn up with some results.

 

GameStop has experienced the potential hack at a bad time. The retailer performed badly during the holiday selling season and things have not improved because it reels from a lack of demand and a change in system where consumers buy their video games with the growth of digital downloads in popularity. On hearing that, some retailers may get discouraged from acting promptly to protect themselves and their customers in a better way. For the time being, keep an eye on transactions through your credit card; request for a new card to replace the one which you used at GameStop.com.

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