Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus was the subject of a credit card data breach in December similar to the one Target suffered. Details are murky so far as Neiman Marcus sorts out the extent of the attack.
In a statement, Neiman Marcus said that it learned of the attack when its credit card processor alerted them to unauthorized activity following in-store purchases.
“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,” the statement said. “On January 1, 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.”
Target revealed on December 19 that 40 million online customers’ data was vulnerable. Last week, Target announced that the data breach may be larger than previously thought—perhaps as many as 70 million customers.
Reuters is reporting that while it’s unclear whether or not the Target and Neiman Marcus attacks are related, other retailers may have been attacked in December as well.