Sally Beauty says its recent payments security breach was a bit overblown but the Company has been working diligently with the help of law enforcement and leading third-party forensics experts to seek to ensure that its customers are protected.
The Company began an investigation into a possible security incident shortly after it received reports in late April of unusual activity involving payment cards used at some of its U.S. Sally Beauty stores. Since then, the Company has been working diligently with the help of law enforcement and leading third-party forensics experts to seek to ensure that its customers are protected.
The Company can now confirm criminals used malware believed to have been effectively deployed on some of its point-of-sale systems at varying times between March 6th and April 17th, 2015. Accordingly, the payment card information of customers that used cards at affected U.S. Sally Beauty stores during this time may have been put at risk.
• Sally Beauty does not collect or store PIN data. Therefore, the Company has no reason to believe, and has received no information to suggest, that debit card PINs may have been impacted
• The Company has eliminated this malware from all Sally Beauty point-of-sale systems
Through the Sally Beauty Supply and Beauty Systems Group businesses, the Company sells and distributes through 4,900 stores, including approximately 200 franchised units, throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Peru, France, the Netherlands, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Ireland, Spain and Germany. Sally Beauty Supply stores offer up to 10,000 products for hair, skin, and nails through professional lines such as Clairol, L’Oreal, Wella and Conair, as well as an extensive selection of proprietary merchandise.
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