Data breach reported at Goodwill stores

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ROCKVILLE, Md. — If you used a credit card at a Goodwill outlet recently, your information may be in the hands of someone you don’t know.

Security blogger Brian Krebs reports he received confirmation from Goodwill Industries International Inc. that it is working with the U.S. Secret Service on “a series of credit card breaches involving Goodwill locations nationwide.” Goodwill is based in Rockville, Md.

Goodwill first learned about the breach July 18, says Krebs, but the breach has yet to be confirmed. What’s more, Krebs quotes sources as telling him that a pattern of credit card fraud can be traced in 21 states. But Michigan is not on Krebs’ list of states involved in that pattern of fraud.

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