A data breach compromised the personal information of tens of thousands of Saks Fifth Avenue customers, BuzzFeed News reports. Unencrypted, openly accessible web pages on the company’s website contained the records of customers who signed up for waitlists to buy products. The compromised information included email addresses, product codes, phone numbers, and even some IP addresses. The cause of the breach has yet to be determined, but a spokesperson for Hudson's Bay Company, the organization that owns Saks and runs its website, said it has “teams dedicated to the security of our customers’ data and follow industry best practices for information security.” In other news, a dark web vendor is selling more than 20 million Gmail accounts and 5 million Yahoo accounts, while South Africa suffered its largest data breach on record when its biggest cinema chain, Ster-Kinekor, had its website attacked in 2016, exposing more than 6 million accounts.
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