Macy's


Under Review: 
No Review
Date Breach Made Public: 
April 23, 2013
geo: 
Lafayette , IN
United States
Records Breached: 

Unknown

Breach Total Number: 
0
Source: 
Media
Year of Breach: 
Type of organization: 
Type of breach: 

A man guessed or accessed the Social Security numbers of Macy's customers in order to exploit a Macy's policy for the purpose of making fraudulent purchases.  He then created ID cards that paired his picture with the customer information.  A Macy's policy allowed him to charge purchases to the accounts of other Macy's customers by using their Social Security numbers and showing his falsified IDs.