Hudson's Bay Co. says Saks Fifth Avenue stores affected by data breach, nothing about Cdn locations

Hudson's Bay Co. says customer payment card information was involved in a "data security issue'' at certain Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5th and Lord & Taylor stores in North America.

The company didn't say whether any Canadian locations were affected, but says there's no indication that the breach affects the company's digital platforms or Hudson's Bay and Home Outfitters stores.

It says there could be fraudulent charges to customers' accounts because of the breach, but adds that those customers won't be liable to pay them.

HBC is asking clients to review their account statements to ensure there hasn't been activity or transactions they don't recognize.

The company says it's investigating and taking steps to contain the attack.

It says it will offer free identity protection services to those affected once they learn more about the breach.