The nonprofit said federal authorities and a payment card industry fraud investigative unit told Goodwill on Friday that “select” U.S. stores could have been hit by a data breach. The
The thrift store chain said an investigation is ongoing, but no breach has been confirmed.
Data breaches have garnered headlines recently as they hit large U.S. companies including
The threat extends beyond big business -- smaller independent shops have been hit by cyber theft as well, according to a California database.
Goodwill Industries said it is working with federal authorities on the investigation and that, if a data breach is uncovered, it will work with local Goodwills to take "appropriate actions."