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Report: Neiman Marcus was hacked starting in July 2013

High-end retailer Neiman Marcus could have first been vulnerable to a data breach in July 2013, with the threat escalating

| Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jan 17, 2014 4:32 pm

Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus reportedly first had its computer network accessed by hackers dating back to July 2013, with the security hole only recently plugged, according to recent stories. The security breach likely compromised customer names and credit card information used in-store only, and online shoppers reportedly remained safe.

 

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The company didn't reportedly receive an alert about the cyber intrusion until mid-December - a shocking reality check for retailers, as five months elapsed from the first date-stamped data intrusion.

 

Retailers are facing increasingly sophisticated physical and online security threats - and consumers rightfully demand companies handle personal information carefully - though security experts warn this is only the beginning.

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