Hackers stole data, including partial credit card numbers, on
460,000 Uniqlo Japan online customers in an incident that took place between April
23 and May 10.
“We deeply apologize to our customers and
pledge to prevent this from happening again,” according to a statement
from Fast Retailing Co., the parent of Uniqlo and GU Japan, which also was
hacked. The company, which is investigating the incident, said there is no
evidence that the nicked information has been used and encouraged users to reset
their passwords – unique from those used with other accounts and services.
Retailing has determined that a total of 461,091 unauthorized logins occurred
between April 23 and May 10, 2019, by means of list type account hacking,” the
company said. “Fast Retailing received reports from customers that they
had received emails of which they had no knowledge. The company investigated,
and confirmed that unauthorized logins had been attempted by external parties
between April 23 and May 10, 2019.”
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