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Computer security breach at Columbus UPS Store

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -

Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores, including at least one store in Columbus.

A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes card numbers, postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11.

United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday that it was among U.S. retailers who got a government bulletin about the malware on July 31. The malware is not identified by current anti-virus software.

UPS spokeswoman Chelsea Lee says the company is not aware of any fraud related to the attack.

Atlanta-based UPS says it hired a security firm that found the virus in systems at stores in 24 states, about 1 percent of the company's 4,470 franchised locations.

The UPS Store location at 6361 Talokas Lane in the shopping center along Gateway Road near Manchester Expressway and J. R. Allen Parkway was on the list of affected stores. UPS said the malware intrusion made its way onto the Columbus computer system on January 26, 2014 and was removed on August 11.

No other stories in our area were on the list. To see the full list of affected stores, click here to visit the UPS Web site.

James Brierton

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