Forever 21 Says Unencrypted Payment Card Data Breached

By Allison Grande (November 16, 2017, 10:58 PM EST) -- Forever 21 customers who swiped their payment cards between March and October at certain retail locations that weren't using encryption and tokenization methods that the company rolled out two years ago may have had their personal information compromised in a recently discovered data breach, the apparel retailer said Tuesday.

According to a notice posted on its website, Forever 21 immediately launched an investigation of its payment card systems and engaged a "leading security and forensics firm to assist" after recently receiving a report from an unidentified third party, which suggested that there may have been "unauthorized access" to data from payment...

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