Five Million Credit / Debit Card Numbers have been Stolen from Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor in Massive Data Breach

Reports have come out that hackers are putting up for sale approximately five million credit and debit card numbers that they have stolen from Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor stores.  At present, it appears that this massive data breach may affect customers who used their cards anywhere throughout the entire network of Lord & Taylor stores or at any of 83 Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the northeastern United States. Customers at stores in New York and New Jersey may be particularly at risk.

Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue’s customers trust that these companies will keep their sensitive, personal information safe and confidential, particularly their credit card information.  Unfortunately, it appears that these retailers have failed in this duty, and allowed millions of customers’ credit card numbers to fall into the hands of criminals.

Any potential data breach should be taken very seriously.  If your personal information has been exposed, you may be at risk of fraud or identity theft.  Victims potentially face serious disruptions in their everyday lives, including harm to their credit scores, complicated legal issues, and the significant costs of credit monitoring and other suddenly necessary protections.

Disclosure of personal information is unlawful, and the attorneys at Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP have successfully brought many lawsuits on behalf of data breach victims.  If you or someone you know may have been a victim of the Saks Fifth Avenue / Lord & Taylor data breach, please contact us immediately to discuss your legal options.