New Sally Beauty Data Breach

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New Sally Beauty Data Breach

Sally Beauty is investigating reports of unusual credit and debit card activity at some of its stores. This news comes barely a year after a previous data breach targeting Sally Beauty. If you used a credit or debit card at a Sally Beauty store then you may have had your financial information stolen. Please contact us using the form on this page or call us at 817-455-6822. You may be part of a class action lawsuit.

Background

On May 4, 2015 Sally Beauty released a statement that it is investigating reports of new unusual payment card activity at some of its U.S. Sally Beauty stores. The company says it began to receive related warnings during the week of April 27. Sally Beauty customers with credit card issues have been advised to contact Sally Beauty’s customer service hotline.

Sally Beauty suffered a previous data breach in March of 2014. During this initial breach hackers stole the personal information of thousands of customers, including credit and debit card numbers. Approximately 282,000 payment cards went up for sale Rescator[dot]com, a cybercrime website used to sell stolen data. The payment cards posted for sale were traced back to customers who shopped at Sally Beauty Stores. At the time of the initial data breach, Sally Beauty information technology investigators could not find any evidence that customer data was stolen.

Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. is an international specialty retailer and distributor of professional beauty supplies. The corporation operates Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group businesses with more than 4,000 stores located in the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Puerto Rico, Mexico, France, Ireland, Spain, and Germany.

Data Breach

A data breach occurs when an unauthorized person views, accesses, or retrieves protected or confidential data belonging to another. The data targeted is usually personal or financial information belonging to a company’s customers. Businesses with customer information on file provide tempting targets for computer hackers and thieves. International companies like Sally Beauty can store the information of hundreds of thousands or even millions of people. Once a thief has the confidential information, they expose the entire customer base to the possibility of identity theft and financial hardship.

Potential Class Action

Despite the company’s claims that customer security was a priority, Sally Beauty still suffered another data breach. The occurrence of a second data breach in so short a time could mean several things. Either the measures they took to secure the breach were insufficient, leading to a second breach, or the breach was never corrected, allowing hackers to steal customer information continuously for the past year. Neither possibility is good for customers of Sally Beauty.

The Class Action News is investigating this most recent Sally Beauty data breach. If you used a credit or debit card at a Sally Beauty store then you may have had your financial information stolen. Please contact us using the form on this page or call us at 817-455-6822. You may be part of a class action lawsuit.