Hackers attack Neiman Marcus customers

Neiman Marcus. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

DALLAS (KXAN) – Cyber criminals have attacked another large U.S. company and customers cards and personal information are once again at risk.

Dallas-based Neiman Marcus says they were informed by their credit card processor in mid-December of potentially unauthorized payment card activity that happened following customer purchases. On Jan. 1, the specialty department store said a forensic firm discovered evidence the company had been attacked by cyber criminals.

“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,” said Ginger Reeder, vice president of corporate communications.

The company said they are taking steps to notify customers whose cards were used fraudulently after making a purchase. They also said they are working to “contain the intrusion and have taken significant steps to further enhance information security.”

The news comes the same day as Target revealing more people than it first thought were affected by a data breach it revealed last month, and more kinds of personal information have been compromised.

The nation’s second-largest discount chain says an investigation has found that hackers stole personal information from as many as 70 million customers.

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