4.5M Online Customers Compromised
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Neiman Marcus says that 4.5 million of its online customers are impacted by a data breach. Sensitive customer data including names contact information and payment card numbers were compromised in the attack. The cyber security incident happened in May 2020.
“In September 2021, we learned that in May 2020 an unauthorized party obtained personal information associated with certain of our customers’ online accounts,” says a post on the company’s site.
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Neiman Marcus Compromised Data Includes
- contact information
- payment card numbers
- digital gift cards
- security questions and answers
According to the retailer’s official website, the majority of the gift cards (85 percent) were already expired.
Hacked personal information such as name and address can be used for identity theft and tax theft. Stolen information may also be used for future cyber attacks like phishing campaigns and malicious SMS texts.
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Neiman Marcus Data Breach – What Should I Do Next?
All customers are required to change their online account passwords. Customers should create a new and unique password. All your online accounts should use a unique username and password. If you cannot remember a new password for each of your online accounts, then try using a password vault to generate and store hard-to-guess passwords for each account.
If you see any unauthorized purchases on your payment card, then you’ll need to contact your bank to dispute the transaction.
Neiman Marcus is offering free credit reports to impacted customers.
You may also want to subscribe to a credit monitoring service to make sure that none of you are information has been used to open up a payment card or to increase limits on existing lines of credit.