Data breach at Saks Fifth Avenue exposes customers' personal information

Posted at 8:46 AM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-27 08:35:53-04

(NBC) - Your personal information may be publicly available online if you shopped at Saks Fifth Avenue.

According to Buzzfeed news, the personal information of tens of thousands of customers has been publicly available online, including email addresses, phone numbers, IP addresses and identification codes for products’ customers expressed interest in buying.


Sak's online shopping site is maintained by the digital division of its owner, Hudson's Bay Company, based in Canada.

Buzzfeed News says it reviewed the pages in recent days and that the pages were taken offline after Hudson's Bay Company was contacted on the story.

It reports a Hudson’s Bay Company spokesperson says "we take this matter seriously" and that it's "moving quickly and aggressively to resolve the situation."

In a written statement Monday, Hudson Bay spokesperson Tiffany Bourre said the only customers affected were ones who signed-up for a “wait list” for items that weren’t available.

Below is the full statement from the company:

The security of our customers is of utmost priority and we have resolved the issue related to our product waitlist. We want to reassure our customers that no credit, payment, or password information was ever exposed. We moved quickly and aggressively to address this issue, which was limited to a low single-digit percentage of email addresses and an even smaller percent of phone numbers of customers who had signed up for product on our waitlist. Beyond this matter, we continually review and enhance the security of our website and all of our communications.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel

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