Gamestop Investigating Credit Card Breach on Website
GameStop is currently investigating a data breach on its website. Consumers who used the company’s site to purchase video games and gaming accessories may have had their user data and credit card information compromised during the hack.
Like most online retailers, GameStop uses a third party payment processor to handle its credit and debit card sales. The breach in question happened with that third party provider, not the website directly. The official dates of the breach have yet to be released, but investigators are looking into reports that the hack may have taken place from September 2016 to February 2017.
Compromised data may include: customer names, credit/debit card numbers, expiration dates, addresses, and card verification codes.
GameStop has released a security update on its website to address consumer concerns. The company says they are working with a “leading security firm” to “eradicate any issue that may be identified” in the investigation. GameStop is also encouraging users to monitor their financial accounts and report suspicious activity to their banks or credit card companies.
GameStop.com is currently accepting credit and debit card payments, as well as PayPal and PowerUp Rewards.