During the weekend, several news sources reported a data breach that affected shoppers at Neiman Marcus stores. Fraudulent credit and debit card charges have occurred for consumers who shopped at the retailer's stores.
The retailer confirmed the data breach, but didn't say whether other retail stores (e.g., Bergdorf Goodman, Horchow) the company owns were affected. The Washington Post reported:
"... Neiman Marcus said it was informed of the breach in mid-December by its credit card processor and subsequently informed law enforcement officials, including the Secret Service. The company is taking steps to contain the breach... The company apologized to its customers for the breach through messages on its Twitter feed and said that it is working to notify those whose cards were used fraudulently after visits to Neiman Marcus stores."
A TechCrunch article explored reports that the Target and Neiman Marcus data breaches were part of a larger, coordinated holiday attack that included data breaches at three other unnamed U.S. retailers.
Obviously, this breach story is just beginning.