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04/05/2021

Cyberattack exposes Destination Maternity customer data

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Destination Maternity

The nation’s largest retailer of maternity wear says a database containing certain personal customer information was breached in March 2021.

In a public statement, Destination Maternity disclosed that on March 20, 2021, it experienced a “cyber event that impacted certain information technology systems.” As part of the attack on the retailer’s network, an unauthorized party gained access to information such as customer names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and potentially due dates if that information was provided to Destination Maternity. 

According to Destination Maternity, it does not store customer Social Security or credit card numbers, and other customer financial data was not impacted by this event. The retailer says it immediately took steps to isolate affected systems and has launched an investigation with a “leading information security firm” to determine the nature and scope of the incident. 

Destination Maternity has also notified potentially affected customers and is cooperating with federal law enforcement, as well as reviewing and enhancing existing policies and procedures. The company did not announce any specific additional steps it is taking to assist customers whose data may have been exposed, but encouraged customers to contact its call center with any questions and to monitor their free credit reports for suspicious activity and to detect errors over the next 12 to 24 months.