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Massive Data Breach Affects Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor Customers

April 01, 2018 - 1:51 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- Another major data breach has been discovered, this timer affecting customers at Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor stores.

As ABC News’ Chuck Sivertsen reported, the security breach compromised shoppers’ personal and financial information from 5 million credit and debit card accounts.

The parent company of the stores, Canada-based Hudson’s Bay Co., announced the breach of its store payment systems Sunday.

The company said it was taking steps to contain the attack.

New York-based security firm Gemini Advisory LLC said that a hacking group called JokerStash announced last week that it had put up for sale the  stolen credit and debit cards, and that the compromised records came from Saks and Lord & Taylor customers.

Hudson's Bay has not said how many stores or customers were affected. The company says customers won't be liable for fraudulent charges.

It also plans to offer free identity protection services.

(Copyright 2018 1010 WINS. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)