J. Crew store. Source: Hayk Shalunts/Shutterstock.

Better late than never. Clothing retailer J. Crew revealed an unspecified number of its customers had their online accounts accessed “by an unauthorized party” nearly one year ago, around April 2019.

The company said in a Notice of Data Breach filing on Tuesday with the California Attorney General’s Office that hackers gained access to its customer accounts including the last four digits of credit card numbers as well as the expiration dates, card types, and billing addresses connected to those cards. According to the notice, hackers also accessed order numbers, shipping confirmation numbers and shipment status of those orders. “We do not have reason to believe that the unauthorized party gained access to any additional information within your account.”

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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