Data breach hits Saks, Lord & Taylor; 5 million credit, debit cards compromised
Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off Fifth and Lord & Taylor were hit with a data breach that has compromised the credit and debit card information for 5 million customers.
Hudson's Bay Company – which owns both stores – says it has taken steps to contain the breach, and that it no longer poses a risk to shoppers.
Free identity protection services and credit and web monitoring will be offered to customers impacted by the breach.
Transactional monitoring is a free service that shows cardholders nearly real-time information if someone has stolen your card and is using it when you aren't.
The thieves behind the breach are known but hidden. a group called Joker Stash, which sells stolen data underground, announced it would release the stolen credit cards, but investigators have been unable to shut the hackers down.