Date
23 November 2017
Forever 21, which operates more than 815 stores in 57 countries, did not say which of its stores were affected. Photo: Bloomberg
Forever 21, which operates more than 815 stores in 57 countries, did not say which of its stores were affected. Photo: Bloomberg

Fashion retailer Forever 21 reports payment card security breach

Fashion retailer Forever 21 says there has been unauthorized access to data from payment cards used at certain of its stores.

The company said the results were part of an investigation it started after it received a third-party report suggesting the unauthorized access, Reuters reports.

The Los Angeles, California-based company said the probe was focused on transactions made at its stores between March and October this year, and that since the investigation was ongoing, it could not give complete findings.

Forever 21 said only certain point of sale devices in certain stores were affected when the encryption on those devices was not operating.

The company, which operates more than 815 stores in 57 countries, did not say which of its stores were affected.

In Hong Kong, Forever 21 opened its flagship store in Causeway Bay in January 2012. But it left the store in August after its lease ended. It still runs an outlet in Mong Kok.

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