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Over 64,000 Neiman Marcus customers impacted by data breach

Earlier this week, the Dallas-based luxury retailer Neiman Marcus disclosed a data breach, affecting over 64,000 customers. An unauthorized third-party may have accessed personal information stored by the company.

In a notice addressed to potential victims, Neiman Marcus says the IT staff found out that an unauthorized party gained access to its database between April and May. An investigation showed that the attacker obtained the personal information of 64,472 customers.

“The types of personal information affected varied by individual, and included information such as name, contact information, date of birth, and Neiman Marcus or Bergdorf Goodman gift card number(s) (without gift card PINs),” the notice reads.

As soon as the data breach came to light, the high-end department store took measures to minimize the impact of the incident. For starters, access to the database platform was disconnected. The company also called in the help of external cybersecurity experts and notified law enforcement.

“We will continue to enhance our safeguards for protecting personal information,” Darcy Penick, President of Bergdorf Goodman and Head of Neiman Marcus Group Product & Technology, promises.

Hacker is asking 150,000 dollars for Neiman Marcus database

Shortly after the data breach a message appeared on BreachForums, an infamous hacker’s website on the dark web. A user with the moniker Sp1d3r says he’s selling the Neiman Marcus database. He claims the database contains the personal information of 180 million users.

The compromised data includes names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, email addresses, the last four digits of social security numbers (SSN), details on 70 million transactions with full customer details, IP addresses of 50 million customers, 12 million gift card numbers and 6 billion rows of customer shopping records, employee data and store information.

The seller wants 150,000 dollars for the Neiman Marcus database.

The company hasn’t replied to the claims of Sp1d3r.

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