GameStop has confirmed that they are investigating a possible breach of security at gamestop.com. This website, offering deals in gaming, movies, and electronics, is a major retailer within the genre.
This breach reportedly affected sales between September 2016 and February 2017. This means all those holiday and clearance sales parents and players may have made are at risk. However, there are no estimated figures as to how many people may have been affected.
The hackers targeted credit card information on the site. While the site’s marketplace does not store this information, it is suspected that the hackers embedded the malware to siphon the information as it was being entered. The information at risk includes names, addresses, credit card numbers, and the 3-digit card verification value (CVV2) codes.
Consumers are encouraged to monitor their card statements for unusual or unfamiliar charges.