Forever 21 Systems Hacked for Credit-Card Information
Los Angeles Forever 21 issued a statement on its Web site on Friday with news that its systems may have been illegally accessed to obtain customer payment-card information.
The company said it determined that the incident may have affected a subset of its customers who shopped at its stores on the following nine dates: March 25, 2004; March 26, 2004; June 23, 2004; July 2, 2004; July 3, 2004; Aug. 4, 2007; Aug. 5, 2007; Aug. 13, 2007; and Aug. 14, 2007.
In addition, the incident may have affected customers who shopped at a Fresno, Calif. store between Nov. 26, 2003 and Oct. 24, 2005, the statement said.
On Aug. 5, 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice in Boston filed indictments against three individuals alleged to have committed crimes involving credit-card fraud against 12 retailers. That morning, Forever 21 was contacted by the U.S. Secret Service and was advised that the company was identified in the indictment as one of the retail victims, the statement said.
Forever 21 subsequently received from the Secret Service a disk of potentially compromised file data. Based on that investigation, the company believes that the unauthorized persons accessed older credit- and debit-card transaction data for approximately 98,930 credit- and debit-card numbers.
Approximately 20,500 of these numbers were obtained from the Fresno store transaction data.
Forever 21 said it is working to resolve the situation.
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Tuesday Morning engages AT&T for telecommunications management
DALLAS Tuesday Morning and AT&T have entered into two three-year contract agreements, under which AT&T will provide long distance and broadband aggregation services for Tuesday Morning’s retail locations.
Through the AT&T BusinessDirect Portal, Tuesday Morning will be able to manage its long distance and broadband services. The portal provides a visual breakdown of each store’s and region’s usage of telecommunications services.
“In evaluating our broadband and voice services, we wanted to have better insight into what we were spending, and AT&T offered a solution that enabled us to do that,” said Stephen Heinmiller, senior vp and cio for Tuesday Morning. “By streamlining our telecommunications process across the company, we are now seeing where and how our Information Technology dollars are spent. This type of efficiency will help us analyze and optimize our cost structure.”
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Wal-Mart launches voter registration campaign
BENTONVILLE, Ark. Wal-Mart has launched a voter registration campaign that will feature public service announcements on its in-store television network later this month to encourage both shoppers and associates to register and vote in the November elections.
The campaign will include two, 15-second PSAs that will encourage viewers to register to vote and cast their ballots in the upcoming election. The PSAs will run in stores through Election Day.
The company has also launched a voter registration portal on its corporate Web site, www.walmartstores.com/vote, and feature posters with voter registration information at nearly 600 Sam’s Club U.S. locations.
“Pollsters have found that our core shoppers, Walmart women, are an influential demographic in the upcoming presidential election,” said Leslie Dach, Wal-Mart’s evp of corporate affairs and government relations. “Our voter registration campaign is designed to encourage millions of customers and associates to register and cast their vote.”
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