#DataBreach: High-end retailer Neiman Marcus confirms that the company is working with the U.S. Secret Service to investigate a data breach of customer credit and debit cards information. This comes as Target admitted that over 70 to 110 million customers had credit and debit card data stolen during the holiday season. #niemanmarcus and #target in trouble…#ijs.
Statement from Nieman Marcus via 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.”