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Credit Card Data Breach Affects Popular Jewelry And Accessory Store

By June 24, 2020May 5th, 2022Cybersecurity

Claire’s Jewelry and Accessories is the latest company to fall victim to hackers.

According to a recent disclosure made by the company, both the retail giant’s main website, and the website of their subsidiary, Icing, were compromised.

They were hit by what appears to be a Magecart attack.

The company’s disclosure reads in part as follows:

“On Friday, we identified an issue related to our e-commerce platform and took immediate action to investigate and address it. Our investigation identified the unauthorized insertion of code to our e-commerce platform designed to obtain payment card data entered by customers during the checkout process. We removed that code and have taken additional measures to reinforce the security of our platform.

We are working diligently to determine the transactions that were involved so that we can notify those individuals. Cards used in our retail stores were not affected by this issue. We have also notified the payment card networks and law enforcement. It is always advisable for cardholders to monitor their account statements for unauthorized charges.

The payment card network rules generally provide that cardholders are not responsible for unauthorized charges that are timely reported. We regret that this occurred and apologize to our customers for any inconvenience caused”

The attack apparently came just one day after the retailer closed down all of their brick and mortar shops worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on the investigation to this point, the hackers were actively trying to steal customer credit card data between April 30th and June 13th, 2020.

If you or any member of your family has made a purchase on either the Claire’s website or their subsidiary site Icing, be aware that your payment card information may have been compromised. Be sure to alert your credit card issuing company right away, and be on the alert for any suspicious charges that may appear on the card or cards used to make those purchases.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.