Hudson’s Bay has disclosed it was the victim of a security breach that compromised data on payment cards used at Saks and Lord & Taylor stores in North America. This comes just after news that retailer Under Armour suffered a data breach which affected an estimated 150 million users of its food and nutrition application, MyFitnessPal.
Saks and Lord & Taylor Data Breach
Hudson's Bay said the data security issue involved customer payment card data at certain Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, and Lord & Taylor stores. The company said it "took steps to contain" the breach and "believe it no longer poses a risk to customers" shopping at its stores, but did not confirm it had been successful in securing its network.
"Once we have more clarity around the facts, we will notify our customers quickly and will offer those impacted free identity protection services, including credit and web monitoring," the company said.
According to a cybersecurity research firm, a ring of cyber criminals has obtained more than five million stolen payment cards and offered them for sale on the dark web.