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Its time for one more company Neiman Marcus, victim of stolen data. Recently Brian Krebs reported that the database breach tok place mid of December but the full impact of the hack is unknown at the moment. Its appears that Neiman Marcus was targeted the same time as Target.
” Neiman Marcus acknowledged today that it is working with the U.S. Secret Service to investigate a hacker break-in that has exposed an unknown number of customer cards” as reported by Kerbs,
Recently the reports of fraud has increased exponentially and most of them are tied to high end retailers. As per Ginger Reeder from Neiman Marcus, they have not completed the investigation of the breach and details are yet to be know. The investigation is performed by a third party company and the outcome of this is yet to be released. Most likely people who shopped at Neiman Marcus are also affected by this breach.
The official statement from Neiman :
“Neiman Marcus was informed by our credit card processor in mid-December of potentially unauthorized payment card activity that occurred following customer purchases at our Neiman Marcus Group stores.
We informed federal law enforcement agencies and are working actively with the U.S. Secret Service, the payment brands, our credit card processor, a leading investigations, intelligence and risk management firm, and a leading forensics firm to investigate the situation. On January 1st, the forensics firm discovered evidence that the company was the victim of a criminal cyber-security intrusion and that some customers’ cards were possibly compromised as a result. We have begun to contain the intrusion and have taken significant steps to further enhance information security.
The security of our customers’ information is always a priority and we sincerely regret any inconvenience. We are taking steps, where possible, to notify customers whose cards we know were used fraudulently after making a purchase at our store.”