More than 5 million credit card and debit card numbers from customers of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor stores have been stolen by hackers, according to The Hudson’s Bay Company, the Canadian parent company of the retail stores.
Most of the data stolen from Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and the discount store, Saks Off 5TH, were from locations in New York and New Jersey.
The payment card data was reportedly stolen using software somehow installed into cash registers at the stores, which collected the information from customers from May 2017 to March 2018.
“While the investigation is ongoing, there is no indication at this time that this affects our e-commerce or other digital platforms, Hudson’s Bay, Home Outfitters, or HBC Europe,” the parent company said in a statement. “We are working rapidly with leading data security investigators to get our customers the information they need, and our investigation is ongoing.”
The company’s statement adds that: “There is no indication based on our investigation that Social Security or Social Insurance numbers, driver’s license numbers, or PINs have been affected by this issue.”
See the full statement here.