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Sally Beauty Supply Stores Reveal Credit Card Data Breach

The national chain is cooperating with Secret Service.

Sally Beauty Supply reported a breach in security that may have exposed the credit card account numbers of 25,000 customers. Patch file photo.
Sally Beauty Supply reported a breach in security that may have exposed the credit card account numbers of 25,000 customers. Patch file photo.
By Dennis Robaugh 

Sally Beauty Supply says the credit and debit card accounts of 25,000 customers were exposed in a data breach.

One of the world's largest retailers of professional beauty products says the breach, discovered on March 5, is under investigation by the U.S. Secret Service and an independent security firm.

The beauty supply chain has outlets throughout Southern California, including West Los Angeles.

"We take this criminal activity very seriously," the Texas-based company said in a statement. "We continue to work diligently with Verizon on this investigation and are taking necessary actions and precautions to mitigate and remediate the issues caused by this security incident. In addition, we are working with the United States Secret Service on their preliminary investigation into the matter."


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