Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s just announced a data breach that’s exposed sensitive customer info

Here’s what you need to know about the Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s breach
  • Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s (both owned by parent company Macy’s, Inc.) recently sent letters to some of their online customers confirming the retailer had discovered a cybersecurity threat to its systems on June 11, 2018.
  • According to the letters, “an unauthorized third party, from April 26, 2018, through June 12, 2018, used valid customer usernames and passwords to log in to customer online profiles.”
  • Hackers were able to access users’ first and last names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, and debit and credit card numbers with expiration dates, Macy’s said.
  • See this article for more information.
How to protect your info after this breach
To support you during this time, we’ve put together some guidelines to help you protect yourself:
  • Change your Macys.com or Bloomingdales.com password(s).
  • Monitor your credit/debit card accounts for any suspicious activity.
  • Update any debit/credit cards you’ve used on Macys.com or Bloomingdales.com.
  • Check your credit report regularly to keep an eye on any unauthorized activity.

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