Combe 'Just For Men' Data Breach

NOTICE: If you made an online purchase on the justformen.com website between March 2, 2020 and April 10, 2020 and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from Combe, Inc., contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777.

gloves-typing-credit-cardConfidential personal information was exposed on Combe, Inc.’s “Just For Men” hair coloring brand website (justformen.com) from March 2, 2020 to April 10, 2020. An unauthorized third party placed malicious code on the website capable of collecting personal data from the checkout page during online transactions.

On August 26, 2020, Combe, Inc. (Combe) sent a notice about the security incident to customers who made an online purchase during the time period when the code was active. Potentially compromised information may include:

  • Names
  • Email addresses
  • Billing & shipping addresses
  • Credit card information, including type, number, expiration date and security code

Combe claims to have removed the unauthorized code and alerted credit card companies of the data breach. The company recommends that affected customers check statements for fraudulent charges and monitory credit reports closely. Although most companies experiencing data breaches similar to this one offer affected customers free credit monitoring for at least a year, Combe has not offered its customers any credit monitoring at all.

Unfortunately, the Just For Men website has been hacked multiple times in recent years, including a previous credit card swiping hack in January 2019 and code that redirected customers to a password-stealing virus in a drive-by download-style attack in September 2016.

Founded in 1949, Combe specializes in manufacturing personal care and intimate health products, including brands such as Vagisil®, Brylcreem®, and Clearasil®.  Based in White Plains, New York, Combe is a privately held multinational company with estimated annual revenues of nearly $175 million.

If you made an online purchase on the justformen.com website between March 2, 2020 and April 10, 2020 and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH from Combe, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your situation and possible developing legal options.