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Macy’s and Bloomingdales Reveal Two-Month-Long Data Breach

Macy’s and Bloomingdale's have informed online shoppers of a data breach that lasted nearly two months. 

According to a letter from Macy’s Inc., the department stores’ parent company, an unauthorized party reportedly used stolen usernames and passwords to log into the online accounts of certain Macys.com and Bloomingdales.com customers between April 26 and June 12. While it said only “a small number of our customers” were affected by the breach, it didn’t specify how many and said only that the data was obtained from an outside source.