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Shein says data breach affected 6.4M customers

September 28, 2018

Not much more is known about this particular attack yet, and the investigation is ongoing, according to Shein. But it could be something as simple as an email phishing scam, which was responsible for the multi-billion Target data breach five years ago (an e-mail phishing attack on a Target partner was directly connected to that breach).

The Target data breach seemed like a wake-up call for the retail sector. While investment in security strategies and technologies certainly has increased, and retailers talk a lot more than they once did about their mission to protect their customers, the attacks haven’t stopped as we approach the five-year anniversary this December.

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