GameStop Corp. is now saying that they are investigating reports that hackers may have siphoned credit card and customer data from its website gamestop.com. So now if you need another reason to stay away from GameStop here is the best one yet.
“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,” a company spokesman commented on the issue .
Sources think that the compromised data is thought to include customer card number, expiration date, name, address and card verification value (CVV2), usually a 3-digit security code printed on the backs of credit cards.
Hackers can steal the codes by placing man in the middle attacks, so that credit card data is stolen before it is even encrypted.
GameStop would not comment on the possible time-frame of the suspected breach, or say what types of customer data might be impacted.
“We regret any concern this situation may cause for our customers,” Game Stop said in its statement. “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.”