Luxottica Data Breach: What Happened, Who Was Affected, and Steps to Protect Yourself

November 22, 2023
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Details of the Luxottica Data Breach

While the original Luxottica data breach was perpetrated in 2021, there is more than meets the eye. We are just now discovering the actual extent of the information leaked due to a subsequent release of data in April of 2023. Let’s shed some new light on this shady situation.

A hacker began advertising the information of 70 million users exposed by the breach for free using online forums, renewing concerns that the data breach was more comprehensive than originally thought.

Luxottica is a popular eyewear brand that also operates a vision insurance company. Because of the combination of medical, financial, and personal information included in their databases, Luxottica's data breach poses a significant risk to anyone involved.The breach, they suggest, stemmed from a blurry third-party retail vendor incident.

Extent and impact of the Luxottica Data Breach on consumers

Luxottica vision is the world's largest provider of eyewear. 

Luxottica includes brands like Burberry, Oakley, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel,  Ray-Ban, and many others. The widespread use of Luxottica to provide eyewear for consumers  means that an incredibly wide range of people were impacted. (You could say their dominance in the market “frames” the enormity of the breach, affecting a vast clientele.)

If you've donned a pair from local boutiques, mega-retailers, or clicked to buy online, it's time to "focus" and reach out to ascertain the safety of your data. Additionally, if EyeMed Insurance is your go-to, or if LensCrafters is where you get your vision checked, you might be in the affected spectrum as a potential victim.

What personal data was leaked and exposed in the breach?

While the extent of the damage is still being determined in some cases, Luxottica did confirm that data leaked includes:

  • First and last names
  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Date of birth
  • Physical addresses

Here’s what to do if you were impacted

Anyone who has been notified that their data was included in the Luxottica data breach should immediately:

  • Refresh your passwords.
  • Opt for double protection with two-factor authentication.
  • Add credit monitoring to your toolbox.
  • Ensure identity theft monitoring is also "in view."
  • Keep an "eye" on Luxottica's updates.
  • Swiftly reduce your digital shadow.
  • Make an effort to reduce their digital footprint as quickly as possible

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