Data Breach Report

Saks, Lord & Taylor

Data breach compromises approximately 5 million Credit/Debit cards What to Do Next

On April 1, 2018, Hudson’s Bay Co. of Canada disclosed that hackers were able to breach their payment systems for the Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor department stores. The hackers were able to take the credit/debit card information for millions of shoppers.

So far the group of hackers claim they have five million credit/debit card numbers from the stores and have been releasing them for sale. Some 125,000 cards that had been used at Saks or Lord & Taylor have been released for sale by the hackers on the dark web according to Gemini Advisory a security firm in New York.

From Various sources we can estimate the window of compromise to be May 2017 to present. Based on the analysis of the available data, the entire network of Lord & Taylor and 83 Saks Fifth Avenue locations have been compromised. The majority of stolen credit cards were obtained from New York and New Jersey locations. With the declared number of compromised payment cards being in excess of five million, the current hacking attack is amongst the biggest and most damaging to ever hit retail companies.

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Contact us and we can perform a Dark Web deep scan of your personal or company information. We can also monitor the Dark Web 24 hours a day, if and when something does pop up you will be notified about it immediately. Also look into credit monitoring systems like LifeLock or Experian monitoring services.

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