DENTON, Texas (5/18/15)--The Sally Beauty Supply retail chain Thursday confirmed its second data breach in just over two years.
The news comes 10 days after Sally Beauty announced that it was investigating reports of "unusual" card activity that had been brought to its attention (CU Info Security May 14).
Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. declined to provide details on the scope of breach because the investigation is ongoing.
The beauty supply retailer said customers will not be responsible for fraudulent charges if they are promptly reported. The company advised customers who suspect their cards may have been compromised to contact their card-issuing financial institutions.
Data protection and cybersecurity are top advocacy issues on both the state and federal levels for CUNA, state credit union leagues and credit unions, and they continue to stress that merchants must be held to the same standards as financial institutions in protecting consumer data.
CUNA backs U.S. House Bill H.R. 2205, introduced by Reps. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) and John Carney (D-Del.). It would establish a process for companies of all sizes to follow in order to secure consumer data.
CUNA also strongly supports S. 961, introduced by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), which would set standards for entities that handle consumers' personal financial information, while outlining procedures that must be followed in the event of a data breach.