On April 1, 2018, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue announced that their luxury clothing stores were the subject of a data breach. The data breach is believed to have compromised 5 million customers’ payment card information. Shoppers who used a credit or debit card at any retail location between May 2017 and April 2018 are likely to be affected.
Announced: April 1, 2018
Description of the breach: Luxury clothing retailers Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Saks OFF 5th announced that they were the subject of a data breach. The breach is thought to have compromised 5 million credit and debit card numbers. The breach is believed to have affected all Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks OFF 5th North American locations.
Customers who were affected have or will likely receive communications from their banks with instructions on what to do in the following days. In the meantime, customers of Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue and Saks OFF 5th, should monitor their credit and debit card statements and report any unauthorized activity immediately to their financial institution.
Data breach period: May 2017 to April 2018
Saks 5th Avenue data breach hotline: 1-855-270-9187
Official statement and F&Qfrom Saks 5th Avenue: https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/include/aem/aem_static.jsp?page=security-information-notice&site_refer=EML