Warning: Beautyblender's website to have been found containing malware

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Beauty Sleuth recently reported that Beautyblender appears to have some credit card breeches due to malware on their website. She posted that the website Bleeping Computer wrote of the incident on January 8, 2018, so this is JUST coming to light now.

As of yet #Beautyblender has NOT addressed the issue publicly. From a letter posted in the article reportedly from Beautyblender. This is only PART of the letter.

"Unfortunately, due to the lack of backups of our website that were available from our website hosting company, we have been unable to confirm the date that the malware was placed on our website. The forensic investigator confirmed that the malware was in place as of July 28, 2017. The next most recent backup available was from April 23, 2015 which did not have evidence of the malware. While we do not believe the malware was present during this full time period, we have no contrary evidence and are using this time period in an abundance of caution.

What Information Was Involved? Because we have been unable to confirm the date that the malware was placed on our website, we are notifying all customers who entered payment card information on our website between April 23, 2015 and October 26, 2017. The data elements potentially subject to unauthorized access include your: name, address, phone number, email address and credit and/or debit card information."

Also from the letter:

"If you have questions or concerns that are not addressed in this notice letter, you may call the confidential call center we have set up for this matter at 1-855-861-4023 Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. E.T."

If you made purchases on Beautyblender's website between those dates listed in their letter you might have been affected. If so you might want to let them know that you did have a credit card breech around the time period you made a purchase on their site and include the date of your purchase.

The full letter from the California Attorney General's office can be found here.

Info originally seen on Beauty Sleuth Official on Instagram.

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