On September 25, 2023, Francesca’s Acquisition, LLC (“Francesca’s”) filed a notice of data breach with the Attorney General of Maine after discovering that an unauthorized party accessed portions of its computer network. In this notice, Francesca’s explains that the incident resulted in an unauthorized party being able to access consumers’ sensitive information, which includes their names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, financial account information, medical information and health insurance information. Upon completing its investigation, Francesca’s began sending out data breach notification letters to all individuals whose information was affected by the recent data security incident.
If you received a data breach notification from Francesca’s Acquisition, LLC, it is essential you understand what is at risk and what you can do about it. A data breach lawyer can help you learn more about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of fraud or identity theft, as well as discuss your legal options following the Francesca’s Acquisition data breach. For more information, please see our recent piece on the topic here.
What Caused Francesca's Data Breach?
The Francesca’s Acquisition data breach was only recently announced, and more information is expected in the near future. However, Francesca’s filing with the Attorney General of Maine provides some important information on what led up to the breach. According to this source, on January 31, 2023, Francesca’s experienced a potential network disruption. In response, Francesca’s secured its system and then began an investigation with the help of third-party data security specialists.
On August 8, 2023, Francesca’s confirmed that certain information stored on its systems was accessible by an unauthorized party. Subsequently, Francesca’s determined that some of the files that were compromised contained confidential consumer information.
After learning that sensitive consumer data was accessible to an unauthorized party, Francesca’s Acquisition reviewed the compromised files to determine what information was leaked and which consumers were impacted. While the breached information varies depending on the individual, it may include your name, Social Security number, driver’s license number, financial account information, medical information and health insurance information.
On September 25, 2023, Francesca’s Acquisition sent out data breach letters to anyone who was affected by the recent data security incident. These letters should provide victims with a list of what information belonging to them was compromised.
More Information About Francesca’s Acquisition, LLC
Francesca’s Acquisition, LLC is a subsidiary of Francesca's Holdings Corporation, which is a retail company based in Houston, Texas. Francesca’s focuses on providing fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, and gifts, with a target audience of women between the ages of 18 and 35. Francesca’s operates 457 stores in 45 states, as well as an e-commerce website that receives approximately 20 million visitors each year. Francesca’s Acquisition employs more than 3,400 people and generates approximately $407 million in annual revenue.