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Oops! Security breach at fashion chain C&A

Global fashionable clothing retailer, headquartered in Belgium, Germany, has become the latest victim of cyber crime. The Brazilian retail operations of the company have witnessed the security breach as the data (e-mail addresses, order details,  amount in the cards and ID numbers) of the consumers, who had purchased C&A gift cards, have been stolen.

As per the media reports, data of around 36,000 customers have been stolen. C&A too has confirmed the ‘breach’. However, the fashion retailer has not yet revealed the level of the cyber attack.

In a statement issued, C&A has strongly underlined that it never uses personal information of its customers for any unlawful purposes. “We reiterate our commitment to ethics and respect to the laws and that we work to offer the best possible experience to our customers, and that includes the online environment,” the statement read.

However, any update on compensation (to customers) or loss incurred (by the company) is yet to be received.

As the world is going digital, numerous fashion brands are expanding their online operations to increase sales. In the run, the brands do make sure that security is provided to the customers in

the best possible manner. However, such illicit incidents leave a dent on the company’s reputation in the market and shakes customer’s sentiments as well.

Previously, apparel retailers such as Macy’s, Adidas, Sears, Under Armour and many other have observed data breach on their respective online platforms.

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