Neiman Marcus Customers’ Credit Cards Hacked

It’s not just Target.

This weekend, Neiman Marcus confirmed a report that hackers had gained access to consumer credit cards used at the upscale retailer.

“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,” said a statement. “On January 1, 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 company did not specify how many cards were affected, but wrote on Twitter: “We are taking steps, where possible, to notify customers whose cards we know were used fraudulently after purchasing at our stores.” 

Meanwhile, Target increased the estimate of how many cards were stolen in the security breach it announced last month from 40 million to 70 million. 

The stolen information contains the “names, mailing addresses, phone numbers or email addresses for up to 70 million individuals,” the retailer said. “Much of this data is partial in nature, but in cases where Target has an email address, the company will attempt to contact affected guests.”

Day Jewelers president Jeff Corey told JCK about when his website was hacked here.

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