Goodwill Investigating Possible Credit Card Data Breach
Goodwill Industries announced it is investigating a possible data breach in its thrift stores. The company is working closely with authorities to see if any credit card information was leaked during the potential security issue.
Several banking institutions have been able to link cards with high volumes of unauthorized purchases to transactions at Goodwill. With more than 2,900 stores in Goodwill’s network, this could mean a large number of credit card accounts have been compromised. Investigators will have to determine if this is a coincidence or an indication of a significant data breach.
“At this point, no breach has been confirmed, but an investigation is underway,” the nonprofit company said in a statement. “Goodwill Industries International is working with industry contacts and the federal authorities on the investigation.”
If the investigations indicate that the company has in fact suffered from a data breach, Goodwill said they will take “appropriate actions” to correct the errors that result. The company is working with authorities to get to the bottom of the case, but there is no official word yet about the breach.