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While most of the fashion world was slogging through the final few hours of New York Fashion Week last February, somewhere a hacker was rubbing his hands together and laughing maniacally. On February 16, someone accessed the Opening Ceremony database and placed "malicious software" on the website, ArtInfo is reporting. Even worse news: The security breech wasn't discovered until over a month later, on March 21.
Opening Ceremony sent out a letter to customers on May 4 (signed by Carol Lim herself) explaining the situation:
Unfortunately, the hacker may have accessed the names, addresses, and credit card information of customers who purchased an item on our website during this period.
According to ArtInfo, Opening Ceremony is currently working with ID Experts to field questions and concerns from customers who may have been affected. The data breach prevention and response specialist can be contacted at 866-660-8617.