200,000 North Face accounts hacked in credential stuffing attack

Outdoor apparel brand ‘The North Face’ was targeted in a large-scale credential stuffing attack that has resulted in the hacking of 194,905 accounts on the thenorthface.com website.

A credential stuffing attack is when threat actors use email addresses/usernames and password combinations obtained from data breaches to attempt to hack into user accounts on other websites.

The credential stuffing attack on The North Face website began on July 26, 2022, but the website’s administrators detected the unusual activity on August 11, 2022, and were able to stop it on August 19, 2022.

“We do not keep a copy of payment card details on thenorthface.com. We only retain a”token” linked to your payment card, and only our third-party payment card processor keeps payment card details,” explains the firm in the breach notification.

All user passwords have been reset, and all payment card tokens on accounts accessed by unauthorized intruders were wiped.

Notably, this is the second time The North Face reset passwords following a successful credential stuffing attack, with the previous one dating back to November 2020.

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