Kylie Cosmetics has warned customers about an online “security breach” with Shopify – the firm which runs its e-commerce platform.
According to reports, Shopify have said customer data was likely exposed after two employees engaged “in a scheme to obtain customer transactional records of certain merchants”.
In an email sent to customers, Kylie Cosmetics said: “We wanted to let you know that the company that manages our e-commerce platform – Shopify – recently informed us that they experienced a security incident.”
“Your trust is so important to us, and we wanted to let you know that we’re working diligently with Shopify to get additional information about this incident and their investigation and response to this matter.”
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“Shopify informed us that they are taking steps to help prevent this type of incident from recurring in the future,” they continued.
“Shopify informed us that this incident affected names, addresses, emails, product orders, and the last four digits of the credit card of our impacted customers.”
“However, Shopify has assured us that customers’ full payment details (full card number, card expiration data and security code) were not compromised in the incident.”
“Shopify has also shared that Kylie Cosmetics is not the only company that was impacted by this incident, so you may be receiving notifications from other companies that you’ve shopped with online.”
It’s understood Shopify has reported the incident to the FBI and other international agencies.
The cosmetics brand was founded by reality star Kylie Jenner, who sold 51% of the company to Coty last year for $600 million.
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