Forever 21 Investigating Credit Card Data Breach

Forever 21 Investigating Credit Card Data Breach

Despite this, it has said that the investigation now covers transactions made from March 2017 through October 2017.

FOREVER 21 is in the process of notifying customers that may have been involved in a data breach.

Forever 21 announced that it recently learned of unauthorized access to its payment systems, potentially exposing the credit card details of customers who shopped in stores.

Company officials say a report from a third party sparked the investigation of its payment card systems.

Forever 21 operates more than 815 stores in 57 countries including the US, UK, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, India, Latin America and Philippines. The retailer says only certain point-of-sale devices in some stores were affected. However, it did not specify which or how many of its stores were affected in the breach.

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If there was a breach Forever 21 will join a long list of stores who also experienced stolen information this year.

Phil Lieberman, a cybersecurity expert says it's harder for hackers to get information from credit cards that have a chip.

With any luck, that "Empire Strikes Back" sweatshirt didn't cost you your payment card data. That magnetic chip every time you pay there is a new transaction code and it can never be repurposed so if someone stills that information they cannot use it whereas you swipe your card that data is never in change. Point of sale devices were compromised at as-yet-unnamed locations from March to October, the company said in a notice on its site.

"If customers see an unauthorized charge, they should immediately notify the bank that issued the card".

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