It seems like EVERYWHERE is being hacked these days. Nothing seems to be really safe anymore, and no matter what you do to try to protect yourself. Whether it’s your favourite social media platform or some store that you shop at it seems like almost everyone may have been impacted by one security hack or another.
The latest corporation to call victim to hackers is apparently Saks Fifth Avenue, which is owned by The Hudson’s Bay Company.
According to The Bay, hackers stole customer information from over 80 stores, mainly in the U.S. but 3 of the stores are right here in Ontario. And the scariest part is what the hackers seem to be doing with the information they stole.
If you’re wondering if you may be affected by this the Fifth Avenue hack, the stores in Ontario that the hackers stole information from are:
Sherway Gardens in Toronto
Bramalea City Centre in Brampton
Pickering Town Centre in Pickering
The hackers seem to be shopping at least some of the information they stole, which includes credit and debit card information, on the dark-web.
The Bay says that customers could have fraudulent purchases made on their account and is asking people to check for any kind of transactions that they do not recognize as their own.
The company says will be notifying customers they know were affected and will be offering free identity protecting services once it knows more about the hack.
It doesn’t appear at this time that any information was stolen for any Hudson’s Bay locations or Home Outfitters, which The Bay also owns.
Maybe it’s time we all just delete the internet completely and start using cash only to pay for everything we buy though.