This could be unfortunate for Saks Fifth Avenue if the data is found to be used for malicious purposes. In this case, even though it’s just a phone number and email address, this is prime info to perform a very targeted phishing attack with an SMS or voice followup, on some potentially elite (a.k.a. not broke) clientele.
Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in InfoSec