GameStop Corp. is investigating reports of a potential GameStop data breach in which hackers may have accessed credit card and customer information through the company’s website, gamestop.com. Individuals whose credit card and personal information was illegally accessed may be able to seek compensation with the help of a data breach lawsuit attorney.
If you suspect that your credit card or personal information may have been compromised as a result of a potential GameStop data breach, contact Attorney Group to learn more. We provide free, confidential and no-obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you have a claim we can connect you with an affiliated data breach lawsuit attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Malicious Software May Have Been Used to Access Consumers’ Card Data
In a written response to KrebsOnSecurity.com, a GameStop spokesman stated that the company “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.” Compromised data may include credit card numbers, expiration dates, names, addresses and card verification values (CVV2). Although companies doing business online are not allowed to store CVV2 codes, 3-digit security codes printed on the backs of credit and debit cards, hackers can install malicious software onto a website to copy the information before it is encrypted.
According to the report, two sources from the financial industry stated that they received alerts from a credit card processor indicating a possible data breach of GameStop.com website between mid-September 2016 and the beginning of February 2017. At the time of publication, GameStop had not commented on a possible timeframe for the breach or given any indication as to what kind of data may be affected, the website reported.
Consumers Affected by a GameStop Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation
Victims of data breaches may be entitled to receive compensation for any personal information that may have been compromised, and the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Affected consumers should seek legal counsel from a GameStop data breach attorney to get more information about their rights and remedies.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.
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