Bonobos Men’s Clothing Store Data Breach – Class Action Investigation
Chimicles Schwartz Kriner & Donaldson-Smith LLP is investigating a potential data breach class action lawsuit against Bonobos following recent news that it detected a massive data breach exposing millions of customers’ personal information.
Bonobos is an e-commerce-driven subsidiary of Walmart that designs and sells men’s clothing. The company is headquartered in New York City and markets itself as “the largest clothing brand ever built on the web in the U.S.” In 2017, Walmart purchased Bonobos and offers its apparel for sale through Jet.com and Bonobos.com.
Initial reports indicate that a massive 70 GB SQL database was leaked, potentially compromising more than 7 million customers’ orders, 1.8 million customers’ account information, and 3.5 million partial credit card records.
Bonobos confirmed the cyber attack to bleepingcomputer.com, saying that threat actors gained access “to a backup file hosted in an external cloud environment” but not to internal systems. Bonobos said that it would notify customers via email that their personal information may have been compromised but claims that ‘payment information was not affected.’
However, even partial payment card information can be used by criminals along with other personal information of victims in targeted phishing attacks. Stolen payment card and other personal information is valuable to criminals who place data for sale on the dark web, which other criminals purchase in order to perpetrate identify theft and other fraud.
If you are a Bonobos customer and believe your account may have been compromised, please contact the lawyers listed on this page.