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GameStop warns customers of credit card breach

FILE - This Aug. 28, 2013, file photo shows signage at GameStop Vegas 2013, in Las Vegas. GameStop confirmed a possible credit card data breach for those who shopped at GameStop.com between September 2016 and February 2017.
FILE - This Aug. 28, 2013, file photo shows signage at GameStop Vegas 2013, in Las Vegas. GameStop confirmed a possible credit card data breach for those who shopped at GameStop.com between September 2016 and February 2017. Powers Imagery/Invision/AP

Heads up, gamers: Video game and electronics retailer GameStop is investigating a security breach that may have compromised users’ payment card data.

The company wrote letters to customers informing them that an undisclosed number of victims had credit card data stolen, Cybersecurity website Threatpost reported. Security could be at risk for those who shopped at GameStop between September and February.

“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 release on the company’s website reads.

The Texas-based retail outlet has more than 7,000 brick-and-mortar stores, but the breach is limited to online shoppers, Threatpost reported. The company announced in March that it would close more than 100 stores.

GameStop is not the only company dealing with recent breach issues. Chipotle Mexican Grill announced last month that credit card data was stolen from most of its stores.

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