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Neiman Marcus Customers At Risk After Data Breach

Neiman Marcus has learned hackers might have stolen shoppers' credit card information after accessing the retailer's customer database.
Posted at 12:02 PM, Jan 11, 2014

Customers at a popular retailer might have had their credit card information compromised after hackers went into its customer database. And, no, we're not talking about Target.

This time, it's the upscale Neiman Marcus department store, a retailer with nearly 80 locations nationwide. (Via WJW-TV)

On Friday, the Dallas-based store confirmed hackers were able to get into its customer database back in December — around the same time Target was hit. But CNET reports, as of now, the two breaches appear to be unrelated.

That confirmation came the same day Target announced the amount of customers who had some of their personal information like names, addresses and credit card numbers stolen nearly tripled to a whopping 110 million. (Via ABC)

USA Today adds the attack against Neiman Marcus, much like Target, didn't affect any of its online customers — just shoppers inside the stores.

But a lot of other details about the reported breach are still unknown. CNET says it's not clear how long hackers had access to the database.

Additionally, a Neiman Marcus spokeswoman couldn't confirm if the recent attack hit all of the stores. (Via NBC)

The retailer also says it's not yet clear how many credit card numbers could have been stolen. Either way, WABC notes the store is working to increase its security measures.

Neiman Marcus is also reportedly working with the Secret Service to further investigate the data breach.