Neiman Marcus Is a Victim of Cyber Security Attack

NEW YORK (AP) -

Luxury merchant Neiman Marcus says thieves may have stolen customers’ credit card and debit card information and made unauthorized charges over the year-end shopping season.

The hacking marks the second retailer after Target Corp. to be a victim of a cyber security attack in recent weeks.

Neiman Marcus spokeswoman Ginger Reeder said in an email that its credit card processor notified the retailer in mid-December about potentially unauthorized payment-card activity. On Jan. 1, a forensics firm confirmed evidence that the upscale retailer was the victim of a criminal cyber-security intrusion and that some customers’ cards were possibly compromised as a result.

Reeder says the Dallas-based retailer is working with the Secret Service.

Reeder wouldn’t estimate how many customers may be affected.