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Carter’s: Children’s Clothier

Exploit: Third Party Data Breach

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Risk to Business: 2.331 = Severe

In a new disclosure, baby clothing giant Carter’s admitted that it had suffered a data breach through a third-party data processor, exposing the personal data of hundreds of thousands of its customers over a multiyear period. The service provider, Linc, handled automation for online purposes. The Linc system was used to send customers shortened URLs containing everything from purchase details to tracking information without basic security protections.

Individual Impact: At this time, no sensitive personal or financial information was announced as compromised in this incident, but the investigation is ongoing.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Every business has relationships with other businesses, and every relationship they have creates risk. Protecting companies from supply chain risk is imperative.

Source: Threat Post