Hudson Bay, which owns the retail chains, confirmed the breach Sunday that hackers stole information for more than 5 million credit and debit cards used at Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th and Lord & Taylor stores.
On March 28, 2018, a notorious hacking JokerStash syndicate, also known as Fin7 announced the latest breach of yet another major corporation, with more than five million stolen payment cards offered for sale on the dark web. Several large financial institutions have confirmed that all tested records had been used before at Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, a discounted offset brand of luxury Saks Fifth Avenue stores, as well as Lord & Taylor stores.
Although at this moment it is close to impossible to ascertain the exact window of compromise, the preliminary analysis suggests that criminals were siphoning the information between 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, but other in-store credit card information was taken at many other locations.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY INFORMATION HAS BEEN COMPROMISED?
Hackers use stolen personal information in a variety of ways. These may be indicators that your information has been compromised:
- Unauthorized charges to a credit card or bank account
- Mail for an unknown credit card or store charge account
- Collection notices or calls for a debt that you don’t owe
- Errors on your credit report, including inquires from businesses you don’t recognize
- Being denied for credit, even though you have good credit
- Your electronically filed tax return is rejected
- You are required to prove your identity to the IRS in person to complete the submission of your income tax return
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
The Hannon Law Firm can help if your personal, confidential information has been breached by hackers. The Hannon Law Firm is currently serving as liaison counsel in the National Chipotle Data Breach class action. HLF filed the only class action against Equifax in the State of Colorado for the breach of 143 million American’s personal information. We proudly serve clients nationally.
If you believe you’ve been affected by the Saks, Lord & Taylor data breach, we are here to help. You can call our office at 303-861-8800 or fill out the form below.