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Kylie Cosmetics discloses data breach

Posted on Oct 1, 2020
Kylie Cosmetics discloses data breach

Kylie Cosmetics LLC, the cosmetic company founded by Kylie Jenner of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” fame, has disclosed that customer information was stolen as part of the data breach of Shopify Inc. last week.

The Shopify data breach involved two “rogue” employees being involved in a “scheme” to obtain customer transaction records from certain merchants. The data stolen included contact information as well as order details such as products and services purchased. Who the merchants were was never disclosed by Shopify.

In a notice to customers published by TMZ, Kylie Cosmetics said that it was “working diligently with Shopify to get additional information about this incident.” The notice states that the incident affected names, addresses, emails, product orders and the last four digits of customers. “Shopify has assured us that the customers’ full payment details… were not compromised in the incident,” the notice added.

Founded in 2015 under the name of Kylie Lip Kits, the company was valued at $900 million in March 2019 with a 51% stake in the company acquired by Coty Inc. for $600 million in November.

That a high-profile brand with a valuation of more than $1 billion has been caught up in a data breach that involved employees at a third-party supplier once again raises concerns.

When a business engages with a third party to operate a critical portion of their business … the business is effectively transferring risk and obligations to the provider while accepting risk in return,” Tim Mackey, principal security strategist, Cybersecurity Research Center at electronic design automation company Synopsys Inc. told SiliconANGLE.

Full article on https://siliconangle.com/2020/09/30/keeping-cybersecurity-kylie-cosmetics-discloses-data-breach/

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