Dollar Tree hit by third-party data breach impacting 2 million customers

Dollar Tree hit by third-party data breach impacting 2 million customers

November 29, 2023 at 04:26PM

Dollar Tree’s service provider, Zeroed-In Technologies, suffered a data breach, compromising the personal data of nearly 2 million customers, including names, birthdates, and Social Security numbers. Affected parties are being offered identity protection and credit monitoring services. Investigations and potential lawsuits are underway.

Meeting Takeaways:

1. Dollar Tree, including Family Dollar stores, was affected by a data breach as a result of a security incident at their service provider, Zeroed-In Technologies.
2. The breach impacted 1,977,486 customers, with their personal information being compromised.
3. The incident occurred over two days, from August 7 to August 8, 2023.
4. The compromised data includes customer names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers (SSNs).
5. Zeroed-In was unable to confirm the specific files accessed during the breach but has reviewed its systems to identify the information present at the time of the incident.
6. Affected individuals have been notified by Zeroed-In and offered a twelve-month identity protection and credit monitoring service.
7. A Family Dollar spokesperson confirmed their use of Zeroed-In as a vendor and acknowledged the security incident.
8. It remains unconfirmed whether other customers of Zeroed-In, besides Dollar Tree and Family Dollar, have been affected.
9. Zeroed-In has not yet provided responses to the media inquiries from BleepingComputer as of the publication time.
10. The breach has attracted attention from law firms exploring the possibility of a class-action lawsuit against Zeroed-In for the data breach.

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