There are always risks for companies to experience a data breach at any time, and as of late they are on the rise, including retailer stores.
Many of these data breaches were caused by errors in payment systems both in stores and online. These are just some of the 10 businesses that reported breaches in the last year.
Over 500 million customers had their data breached back in November of 2018 at the Marriot.
The information exposed was phone numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, passport numbers, dates of birth, gender, and other Starwood account information.
There was also encrypted credit-card information exposed in the breach.
There was a vulnerability in the website for Kay Jewelers that revealed customers' information after they had purchased jewelry online.
By changing the link customers received confirming online orders, anyone could access information including customers' names, the order's billing address, shipping address, phone number, and email address, plus the number of items and total dollar amount for the order, the delivery date, and a tracking link.
The issue has since been resolved.
Jared The Galleria of Jewelry:
The sister store of Kay Jewelers also had the same vulnerability at Jared The Galleria of Jewelry.
Macy's confirmed that customers shopping online at Macys.com and Bloomingdales.com back in April to June could have had their personal information and credit-card details exposed to a third party breach.
Macy's never said how many people were affected by this data breach but said it was only a small amount of people.
Macy's stated that: "We have investigated the matter thoroughly, addressed the cause and, as a precaution, have implemented additional security measures. Macy's, Inc. will provide consumer protection services at no cost to those customers. We have contacted potentially impacted customers with more information about these services."
A few million people were affected by this data breach that happened back in June and was announced by Adidas that an "unauthorized party" said it had gained access to customer data on Adidas' US website.
The information put at risk was physical addresses and login information such as usernames and passwords.
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