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Eyewear corporation under hacker attack: data on 59 thousand employees leaked

More than 59,000 employees of Luxottica Group may be at risk after a hacker made off with their personal information in the latest incident of a massive corporate data breach.

Italy-based Luxottica Group S.p.A. owns the LensCrafters eyewear chain and is the world's largest designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-end eyewear -- including products bearing the Ray-Ban, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada and Versace brands.

Luxottica's IT security discovered that its mainframe had been breached during an investigation in July and contacted local law enforcement, a spokesperson at Luxottica's U.S. headquarters in Mason, Oh.

Investigators were allegedly able to trace the hacker’s IP address to one Molly Burns. The 30-year-old has a five-page long arrest record that includes theft, forgery and drug charges. Inspector Knacker of the Arizona Yard swooped on her apartment during a heroin raid earlier this year and already has a number of her computers at the station.

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