VF Corporation reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Monday that it had been hit by a cyberattack. The company owns a slew of apparel brands, including Vans, North Face, Timberland, Dickies and more — and it warns the disruption could affect your holiday shopping. 
VF first noticed “unauthorized occurrences” on its IT systems on December 13, it said in a statement to Engadget. While it began to mitigate the damage, VF found that the hackers had encrypted some of its IT systems and stole personal data. It’s trying to come up with work arounds so that people can still buy from VF brands, but the $7 billion company said the attack messed with its ability to fulfill orders. 
“At this time, VF-operated retail stores globally are open, and currently consumers can purchase available merchandise, but VF is experiencing certain operational disruptions,” a company spokesperson told Engadget on Monday. “At this time, consumers are also able to place orders on most of the brand e-commerce sites globally. However, the Company’s ability to fulfill orders is currently impacted.” VF did not confirm who was behind the attack or provide additional details on what delays customers could experience.
The hack comes shortly after VF said it was experiencing financial headwinds at its quarterly earning meeting. It’s still unclear whether customer data may have been impacted. This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/major-apparel-supplier-behind-north-face-and-vans-hit-by-cyberattack-disrupting-its-holiday-fulfillments-174055214.html?src=rss

VF Corporation reported in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Monday that it had been hit by a cyberattack. The company owns a slew of apparel brands, including Vans, North Face, Timberland, Dickies and more — and it warns the disruption could affect your holiday shopping. 

VF first noticed “unauthorized occurrences” on its IT systems on December 13, it said in a statement to Engadget. While it began to mitigate the damage, VF found that the hackers had encrypted some of its IT systems and stole personal data. It’s trying to come up with work arounds so that people can still buy from VF brands, but the $7 billion company said the attack messed with its ability to fulfill orders. 

“At this time, VF-operated retail stores globally are open, and currently consumers can purchase available merchandise, but VF is experiencing certain operational disruptions,” a company spokesperson told Engadget on Monday. “At this time, consumers are also able to place orders on most of the brand e-commerce sites globally. However, the Company’s ability to fulfill orders is currently impacted.” VF did not confirm who was behind the attack or provide additional details on what delays customers could experience.

The hack comes shortly after VF said it was experiencing financial headwinds at its quarterly earning meeting. It’s still unclear whether customer data may have been impacted. 

This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/major-apparel-supplier-behind-north-face-and-vans-hit-by-cyberattack-disrupting-its-holiday-fulfillments-174055214.html?src=rss …Read More

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