One of the retail secures owned by Toronto-based Hudson’s Bay Co. briefly exposed the email addresses and phone millions of thousands of its customers online.
According to a report by BuzzFeed, thousands of people who signed up to be notified about certain products had their public news made accessible to all, via non-secure websites on the Saks main page.
The eras were taken offline shortly after BuzzFeed contacted HBC for inquires. In a statement to CBC News, HBC stressed that no credit, payment or password report was ever publicly available.
«The security of our customers is of utmost priority and we hold resolved the issue related to our product wait list,» the company claimed.
«We moved quickly and aggressively to address this issue, which was narrow to a low single-digit percentage of email addresses and an even smaller per cent of phone bunches of customers who had signed up for product on our wait list.»
«Beyond this issue, we continually review and enhance the security of our website and all of our communications,» HBC said.
Hunger a household name in the U.S., Saks recently set up shop in Canada. It’s not immediately patent how many, if any, Canadians, might have had information exposed in the breach.