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Massive Email Database Breach - Multiple Retailers Affected
Update: Apparently hundreds of businesses are affected including 7 of the Fortune 10. Refer to the additional sources below for more details.
New York & Company, Inc. (the “Company”) [NYSE: NWY], a specialty apparel chain with 555 retail stores, announced today that it was informed by Epsilon, a third-party vendor used to manage email communications, that Epsilon had a breach of its database that stores customers’ names and email addresses only. The Company was advised by Epsilon that the files accessed did not include any customer financial information, and Epsilon has stressed that the only information accessed was names and email addresses.
The Company is currently in the process of advising its affected customers of the incident and urges customers to use caution when opening links or attachments from unknown third parties. New York & Company also reminds its customers that it will never ask for personal information in an email.
New York & Company apologizes to customers for any inconvenience that this may cause.