Sherif Seda, Seattle, WA – Hudson’s Bay Co, The Canadian company that owns Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor has been hacked by a well known hacker called JokerStash.
Over 5 million credit cards have been breached and now in the hands of the hackers.
“The hacking group has so far released about 125,000 payment cards, about 75 percent of which appear to have been taken from the Hudson’s Bay units, Chorine told Reuters by telephone.” said Gemini Chief Technology Officer Dmitry Chorine.
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. It also did not say when the breach had begun or how many payment card numbers were taken.
“Once we have more clarity around the facts, we will notify our customers quickly and will offer those impacted free identity protection services, including credit and web monitoring,” the statement said.