Saturday, January 27, 2007

Incident: Club Monaco associated with privacy breach

Fashion retailer Club Monaco is now associated with a third information breach, though the details are very sketchy. From the Globe & Mail: : : Clothing chain tipped to security breach:

Fashion retailer Club Monaco has called in the RCMP to investigate a possible privacy breach involving customers' credit card numbers -- the third time in the past week that a major Canadian company has been plagued by security issues.

Club Monaco confirmed it was alerted to the problem by a credit card processor late last year and said it immediately hired a forensic firm to help the Mounties with their probe. Banks and other card issuers were also notified of the problem, and have been combing client records for any signs of fraud, according to sources in the financial community.

Investigators have found no evidence to suggest a breach occurred, a spokeswoman for the clothing chain said yesterday, adding that the data under investigation do not include names, addresses or phone numbers. She said the company has not determined how many customers might be affected.

'We've been told through the report thus far that our systems are very secure,' Wendy Smith said. 'It's an active investigation.'...

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