Hackers attacked Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor stores and stole the personal information of customers who shop at department stores.
The chain’s parent company, Canada-based Hudson’s Bay Co., announced that hackers attacked Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor stores its payment systems on Sunday. The company officials said it was investigating and taking steps to contain the cyber attack.
The disclosure came after New York-based security company Gemini Advisory LLC revealed on Sunday that a hacking gang known as “JokerStash” or “Fin7” began boasting on “dark web” sites last week that it was putting for sale up to 5 million stolen credit and debit cards. The cybercriminals named their stash “BIGBADABOOM-2” While the extent of its holdings remains unclear, about 125,000 credit card was immediately released for sale. Fox News reported.
The security company Gemini Advisory confirmed with several banks that many of the compromised credit cards came from Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor customers.
Canada-based Hudson’s Bay said in a statement that it “deeply regrets any inconvenience or concern this may cause,” but it hasn’t said how many Saks Fifth Avenue or Lord & Taylor stores or customers were affected from the data breach.
The company officials said there’s no indication that cyber attack affected it’s online shopping sites or other brands, including the Home Outfitters chain or Canadian Hudson’s Bay stores.
The company said customers wouldn’t be liable for fraudulent charges. It plans to offer free credit monitoring and other identity theft protection services.