International clothing chain C&A in Brazil suffered a data breach

Pierluigi Paganini September 06, 2018

The clothing chain C&A in Brazil suffered a cyber attack on its gift card/exchange system last week, hackers leaked data on Pastebin.

The International fashion retail clothing chain C&A in Brazil suffered a data breach, the company confirmed hackers hit its gift card platform.

Hackers accessed to records belonging to customers who purchased gift cards, exposed data includes ID numbers, email addresses, the amount loaded into the cards, order number and data of purchase.

A member of the Fatal Error Crew hacker group that use the moniker @joshua has published on Pastebin the data from C&A customers who purchased gift cards online.

“Since you like to play with the data of others, we’ve decided to play around with your systems,” wrote hacker Joshua when he published the data.

“We would like to point out that we do not have the list of Gift Cards C & A or any other list of personal information of the customer, we mapped the same through the ID and only posted some internal information for staff C & A confirms the invasion We will not distribute any personal information on the internet since we do not endorse financial crimes Customer data is secure, the few published GiftCards were in the return section, so they would be discarded – Fatal Error Crew “reads a statement published by The Fatal Error Crew. 

According to the Brazilian website Tecmundo, data of about 36,000 customers have been exposed in the attack.

“In a conversation with TecMundo, Joshua said that four million orders are exposed – Joshua says that “probably” there are data from two million different customers, considering more than one request per customer. Directly in the present card system, with their numbers, are exposed the data of 36 thousand.” reported TecMundo.


According to Brazilian newspaper ‘O Globo,’ the Public Ministry of the Federal District and Territories (MPDFT) has launched an investigation on the data breach fearing that data from 2 million customers of C&A were leaked online.

The company confirmed to have detected the incident last week and immediately started the incident response procedures, it also reported the intrusion to the authorities.

C&A highlighted that it doesn’t use personal data for any unauthorized purposes.

“we reiterate our commitment to ethics and respect to the laws and that we work to offer the best possible experience to our customers, and that includes the online environment.” added C&A.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(Security Affairs –  C&A, data breach)

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