Forever 21

May 9, 2024 1 min read
Forever 21

Over a period of seven months in 2018, Forever 21 experienced a significant cyber attack in which attackers gained access to the payment card data of an unspecified number of customers. The attackers achieved this access after infiltrating the network and deploying malware to extract credit card data from the fashion retailer's POS system. A key issue that emerged was Forever 21's failure to encrypt some of its POS devices, which contributed to the effectiveness of the data breach. The exact number of affected customers remains undisclosed, and while the total cost of the breach was not made public, Forever 21 settled a class-action lawsuit to cover claims for expenses and charges incurred as a direct result of the incident.


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"linkid": "forever-21",
"type": "Cyber Attack",
"date": "07/2018",
"severity": "100",
"impact": "5",
"explanation": "Attack threatening the organization’s existence"

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