Saks Fifth Avenue customer info hacked: 5 other major data breaches in 2018

Hudson's Bay Co., parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor, announced it has been hit by data breach that compromised customer data.

Toronto-based Hudson's Bay said in a statement that it had "taken steps to contain" the breach but did not say it had succeeded in confirming that its network was secure. One security firm believes the breach could impact millions of cards used in the past year, but that has not been confirmed by the company, Reuters reported.

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Hudson’s Bay isn’t the only company to face a major data breach this year. Here are five other data breaches that compromised customers information this year:

1. Jason’s Deli

Restaurant chain Jason's Deli, which owns 275 locations, confirmed in January that it was impacted by a large data breach. The company's investigation determined that approximately 2 million unique payment card numbers may have been impacted. No Ohio locations were impacted in the breach.

2. Aetna

Health insurance giant Aetna agreed to pay $17 million in a settlement after the information and privacy of about 12,000 members was compromised. The breach resulted from the company mailing HIV positive members in 23 states. Letters revealing “filling prescriptions for HIV medication” was exposed through the envelope window typically used to display the mail recipient’s address.

3. FedEx

In Feburary, Kromtech Security discovered information from approximately 119,000 FedEx customers on an unsecured Amazon Web Services cloud storage server. Information includes drivers licenses, names, home addresses, passports and phone numbers.

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4. VTech

The electronic toymaker reached a settlement in January with the FTC after a two-year investigation into a cyber hack that exposed the personal data of about 6.4 million children worldwide. The company will pay $650,000 after failing to get verifiable parental consent before collecting information from children. The data included names, gender, birth dates and other information.

5. Under Armour

The company announced an unauthorized party acquired information from 150 million users of its app, MyFitnessPal. The data compromised included usernames, email addresses and even passwords. That information can lead to identity theft.


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