Crossgates Department Store Part Of Data Breach
It seems like we are constantly becoming aware of our information being hacked and then sold to an outside source. Well it has happened again and this time it affects a department store inside Crossgates Mall. A hacking group was bragging about obtaining over five million debit and credit cards last week. After further investigation, part of the hack included customer credit card information from Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks Off Fifth stores.
The company says that most of the stolen credit cards appear to be from from stores in the New York City area and the Northeast. Thay believe that the stores that have been hit had not adopted their more secure payment systems.There is no way for the company to tell how many customers have been affected.
They have identified the issue and say they took steps to fix it. They said that there is no longer a threat, but it could have been going on since last year.
Customers are urged to check their credit cards and that they will not be held accountable for fraudulent charges. The company plans to offer free credit monitoring and other identity protection services.
You can read the statement issued and other information about the Lord & Taylor breach here.