High end retailer, Neiman Marcus, is the latest victim of credit card hackers – the department store reported that it has been receiving notices from fraud claims following accounts of unauthorized payment activities, just weeks after Target announced a major security breach. According to previous reports, upwards of 70 million Target customers have had personal data exposed – names, phone numbers, emails, mailing addresses, and more.
The findings indicate that the breach of data occurred in mid-December, around the same time that Target reportedly had its major breach of credit card data. According to undisclosed sources, the attacks also targeted three other retailers besides Target and Neiman Marcus, prompting the involvement of the US Secret Service as well as the Department of Justice. Unconfirmed sources point to Eastern Europe for the source of cyber hackers, but no one or even groups of individuals have been accused. Read more