GUESS? Data Breach

2021-08-11 16:54:00
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NOTICE: If you are a current or former employee and/or contractor of Guess and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.

Guess data breachBetween February 2, 2021 and February 23, 2021, Guess?, Inc. (“Guess”) experienced a data breach where an unauthorized third party gained access to its servers where sensitive personal information was stored. On February 19, 2021, Guess became aware of the data breach and engaged a third party to assist with the investigation.  Five months later, on July 2021, Guess reported the incident to the California Attorney General’s office.

At this time, it appears that more than 1,000 Guess employees and contractors were victims of this data breach. Employees typically give employers sensitive information, which hackers target in data breaches. Hackers targeted a subset of employee data in this data breach. Customer information was not involved.

What Information Was Involved?

According to the notice that Guess sent, the following information was affected:

  • First and last names
  • Social Security numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Passport numbers
  • Financial account numbers

This information is called your Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). It tells others about you and is considered part of your identity. Businesses are required to secure this information or risk facing statutory penalties, among other legal penalties. Stolen PII can be used by identity thieves to engage in fraudulent activity using your identity. It is important to take action quickly if you were involved in a data breach.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Guess is an American clothing brand and retailer. Guess and its over 14,000 employees operate over 1,000 Guess stores around the world. The company brings in over $2 billion in revenue annually.

NOTICE: If you are a current or former employee and/or contractor of Guess and received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH letter, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your legal options, or submit a confidential Case Evaluation form here.