So far, about 2,400 payment cards used at Neiman
Marcus' various chains have been used fraudulently, CEO Karen
Katz wrote in a statement on the company's website, citing
notification from credit card networks Visa Inc, MasterCard Inc
and Discover Financial Services.
Though the size of the breach is far smaller than what Target
Corp disclosed, the damage to the retail industry could still be
significant as Neiman has a far wealthier clientele, many of
whom have high limits on their credit cards.
Katz said social security numbers and birth dates were not
compromised as part of the breach. The company's own label
credit cards have not seen any fraudulent activity, Katz added.
Reuters has previously reported at least six other cyber attacks
at U.S. merchants whose credit card processing systems are
infected with the same type of malicious software used to steal
data from Target.
Target's financial chief will testify before the U.S. Senate
Judiciary Committee on February 4 on the massive data breach at
its stores during the holiday season.
(Reporting by Dhanya Skariachan and
Jim Finkle; editing by Stephen Powell)
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