Forever 21 Warns Shoppers About Data Breach

Forever 21 May Have Been Hacked

Forever 21 May Have Been Hacked

Forever 21 focused its investigation, for which it retained the help of a "leading security and forensics firm", on credit card transactions that took place in its retail stores between March and October 2017-though the company noted its investigation is ongoing and it is "too early to provide further details". "Holiday shoppers should not have to worry that their favorite pair of shoes or handbag comes with an unexpected and damaging price tag-their stolen data".

Popular clothing retailer Forever 21 revealed on Tuesday (14 November) that hackers may have gained unauthorised access to payment card systems at some of its stores, potentially compromising the credit card details of customers who shopped there.

According to Buzzfeed News, a third-party monitoring service spotted the problem, and alerted Forever 21 that the coding typically used to scramble credit card numbers wasn't working, which could have left customer information vulnerable.

Only certain stores could possibly be affected by the breach.

With any luck, that "Empire Strikes Back" sweatshirt didn't cost you your payment card data.

Forever 21 says customers should closely monitor their card statements, and they should immediately call their bank if they notice any suspicious activity.

If that's the case, many of Forever 21's customers may find the chain's terse announcement concerning a potential breach of its point of sale systems less than satisfying.

The company has a store in Tulsa's Woodland Hills Mall. "We will continue to work to address this matter", the firm said.

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