Neiman Marcus investigating possible data theft

Neiman Marcus investigating possible data theft

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CHICAGO - MARCH 05: A bronze logo hangs on the side of a Neiman Marcus store on the Magnificent Mile March 5, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Neiman Marcus Group Inc., which operates Neiman Marcus, recently reported a 24 percent decline in sales. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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by MARJORIE OWENS

WFAA

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 10:02 AM

DALLAS — Neiman Marcus confirmed Friday the company is working with the U.S. Secret Service to investigate a possible breach into credit and debit card data after hackers tapped into their system in mid-December.

The confirmation came after KrebsonSecurity.com reported the possible theft of customer credit card information.

"Earlier this week, I began hearing from sources in the financial industry about an increasing number of fraudulent credit and debit card charges that were being traced to cards that had been very recently used at brick-and-mortar stores run by the Dallas, Texas based high-end retail chain," read a post on the site. "Sources said that while it appears the fraud on those stolen cards was perpetrated at a variety of other stores, the common point of purchase among the compromised cards was Neiman Marcus."

Neiman Marcus later sent a statement that revealed a forensic firm hired by the company discovered a "criminal cyber-security intrusion."

"We have begun to contain the intrusion and have taken significant steps to further enhance information security," said Ginger Reed, a spokeswoman with Neiman Marcus.

Reed said they're working to contact customers whose information may have been compromised.

 

 

 

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