Macy’s Data Breach Reportedly Gave Hackers Access to Customer Information

A potential Macy’s data breach may have given hackers access to customer information after the company’s website was reportedly breached in October 2019. According to CBS News, the popular retail company acknowledged that a “highly sophisticated and targeted data security incident” occurred when a third party added unauthorized computer code to two pages on their retail website.

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Data Breach Reportedly Went Undetected for One Week

On November 13, 2019, Macy’s sent a letter informing customers of a potential data breach that affected a small, yet unknown number of customers during a one-week period in October. According to the letter, malicious script was added to the ‘Checkout’ and ‘My Wallet’ pages of the website on October 7, 2019. The company was alerted to the suspicious connection one week later on October 15.

Information potentially exposed in the cyberattack may include customers’ names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, credit card numbers and security codes. Macy’s is one of the largest department stores in the United States; annual revenue earnings often reach into the tens of billions of dollars. According to additional reports, the retail company has contacted law enforcement and is offering consumer protection to affected customers at no cost to potentially help protect against any unauthorized use of personal information.

Consumers Affected by a Macy’s Data Breach May Be Entitled to Compensation

Individuals affected by data breaches can possibly face serious problems. When consumer financial information is wrongfully accessed, victims are often required to pay fees for monitoring their credit to ensure their credit score isn’t negatively impacted from the violation. Likewise, those affected by a consumer data breach could become a victim of identity fraud and may have to pay to receive a credit report to check on fraudulent charges.

Victims of data breaches may be entitled to receive compensation for any personal information that may have been compromised, and the responsible party may be liable for financial losses resulting from a data breach. Those affected by the Macy’s data breach are encouraged to seek legal counsel from an attorney familiar with data breaches and other security incidents to get more information about their rights and remedies.

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