Data breaches can be disastrous for an online retailer. Not only can they destroy a company’s reputation, but they can also result in fines and compensation pay-outs. In 2018, Shein suffered a major data breach which took place over a two-month period and affected approximately 6.42 million customers. Although the loss of information did not include credit card details the breach resulted in bad publicity and class-action lawsuits against the retailer. What I find really hard to understand is how a data breach of this magnitude can go undetected for two months within a company the size of Shein.
During my research I came across an online article by Retail Dive on this topic which makes interesting reading and can be found at: https://www.retaildive.com/news/shein-says-data-breach-affected-64m-customers/533462/