With the cold weather, the shorter days, and the holiday season comes the retail data breach season! Last year saw big retailers and household names like Target, Neiman Marcus, and Home Depot announce security breaches. Fashion retailer Bebe has been the first big name of this “season” to announce they have been breached.
“Fashion retailer Bebe on Friday said it has detected suspicious activity on computers that operate the payment processing system for its stores. The company has engaged a computer security firm to thwart the attack as it investigates the incident.
Early results indicate the attack was focused on and limited to data from payment cards swiped in its U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands stores between November 8, 2014 and November 26, 2014. Cardholders’ names, account numbers, as well as expiration dates, and verification codes of the payment cards may have been included in the data breach. The company is offering free credit monitoring services for one year to impacted customers.”
They haven’t been the first, and they wont be the last. You can read the full article here: Retailer Bebe Confirms Serious Data Breach