U.S. retail chains Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor were hit by a hacker attack, which led to compromising data on payment cards of millions of buyers.
According to Gemini Advisory, data of about 5 million credit and debit cards of retail customers was stolen. Hackers have already started to put them on sale on the dark web - a network of websites used by hackers and other participants for anonymous exchange of information, Gemini said.
A representative of Canada-based Hudson's Bay Co., which owns both stores, confirmed information about the security breach, which resulted in the stolen payment data of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor customers in North America.
According to him, the company did not find any signals that the hacking attack affected its operations in the field of electronic commerce or operations in other countries, for example, the network of department stores Hudson's Bay in Canada or Galeria Kaufhof in Germany.