After Target, Neiman Marcus Reports Fraudulent Credit, Debit Card Charges


Upscale retailer Neiman Marcus says it learned of “potentially unauthorized payment card activity” before Christmas, reports NPR. The company says it is working with federal investigators, and a forensics team is trying to determine the size of the breach. Digital security expert Brian Krebs says that last week, he “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.”

A Neiman Marcus representative says there’s no sign that the hack is related to the attack on Target, which said information about up to 70 million peple may have been stolen. Neiman Marcus said it is “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.”

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