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Sock company Bombas fined over data breach

Sock-maker Bombas has settled the most uncomfortable data-breach probe in the history of feet. New York Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday announced that Bombas LLC — whose ads call their products “the most comfortable socks in the history of feet” — will pay $65,000 in fines for waiting three years to tell 39,561 online customers that their credit and debit card data had been breached. The online socks retailer will also “implement a number of data security policies” to ensure customer cards are safer, and any future breaches are reported immediately, the AG said in a press statement. “New Yorkers deserve to shop with confidence and have faith that their personal information will be protected,” James said. Th ...