Forever 21 data breach

Fashion retailer Forever 21 notified customers of a potential data breach at certain stores from March through October of 2017.

In a public statement posted to their website, the company said: 

“Because of the encryption and tokenization solutions that FOREVER 21 implemented in 2015, it appears that only certain point of sale devices in some FOREVER 21 stores were affected when the encryption on those devices was not in operation. The company’s investigation is focused on card transactions in FOREVER 21 stores from March 2017 – October 2017. Because the investigation is continuing, complete findings are not available, and it is too early to provide further details on the investigation. FOREVER 21 expects to provide an additional notice as it gets further clarity on the specific stores and timeframes that may have been involved.”

Forever 21 customers are further advised to monitor their their monthly payment card statements and notify the bank that issued the card if any unauthorized charges are found.

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