Hackers have stolen credit card data from Neiman Marcus

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Looks like Target is not the only retailer to fall victim to hackers. High-end retailer Neiman Marcus is working with the U.S. Secret Service to investigate a hack. Hackers broke into Neiman Marcus’ services and stole an unknown amount of information containing customer credit cards. The breach is believed to have happened in the middle of December.

Krebs on Security spoke with Neiman Marcus spokesperson Ginger Reeder. Reeder said that Neiman Marcus does not know the cause, size, or duration of the breach. Reeder added that there is no evidence that shoppers that purchased items from the company’s online stores were affected by this breach.

Here is a statement that the company sent to Krebs on Security:

“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.”

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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