Kylie Cosmetics Data Breach

NOTICE: If you made an online purchase from Kylie Cosmetics between August 15 and September 15, 2020 and have received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH, contact the Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777.

document about data breachesOn September 29, 2020, Kylie Jenner’s cosmetics company Kylie Cosmetics notified shoppers of a month-long security breach involving Shopify, the e-commerce vendor for their website.

Shopify reports that two “rogue” support team employees illegitimately accessed and stole customer transactional records of certain merchants, including Kylie Cosmetics and Thrive Causemetics. The unauthorized access reportedly spans from August 15 to September 15, 2020. Shopify claims to have terminated these individuals’ access to their network and has reported the incident to law enforcement.

Shopify claims to be notifying affected merchants “as relevant,” but has not yet disclosed a list of those companies. So far, nearly 200 companies have reportedly been notified of their exposure to the data breach.

Compromised customer information may include:

  • First and last names
  • Addresses
  • Emails
  • Product order information
  • Payment card information (limited)

Shopify currently claims that only the last four digits of credit cards were stolen in the security incident. However, online discussions reveal multiple shoppers who received Shopify data breach notices and claim to have suffered fraudulent credit card charges that correspond with the data breach time window.

Unfortunately, this is not Shopify’s first breach of customer payment information. On May 20, 2020, popular startup Bombas learned that malicious code in their Shopify e-commerce platform may have scraped personal information as customers purchased product online. The sock retailer reports that consumer data was exposed during a window from November 11, 2016 to February 16, 2017.

Shopify was originally founded in 2004 as Snowdevil, an online store for snowboarding equipment, which led to the development and launch of the Shopify platform two years later. The Canadian company now employs over 5,000 and claims to be an all-in-one commerce vendor, providing tools for payments, marketing, shipping and customer engagement for over one million businesses worldwide. Shopify’s estimated annual revenues are over 1.5 billion USD.

Kylie Cosmetics was founded by media personality Kylie Jenner with the 2015 launch of Kylie Lip Kits, a popular liquid lipstick and lip liner set, eventually expanding into a range of cosmetic products. Coty, Inc. bought a 51 percent controlling stake in the company for $600 million in November 2019.

If you made an online purchase from Kylie Cosmetics between August 15 and September 15, 2020 and have received a NOTICE OF DATA BREACH, contact the data breach lawyers at The Arnold Law Firm at (916) 777-7777 to discuss your situation and possible legal options.