Data for 4.6 Million Customers Stolen in Neiman Marcus Breach

An investigation into the breach is ongoing

Neiman Marcus has confirmed unauthorized access of consumer data, affecting over 4.6 million of the company’s customers.

On Thursday, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) disclosed that a major data breach dating back to May 2020 had been uncovered. The breach, which affected approximately 3.1 million payment and virtual gift cards, included information like names, addresses, contact information, and the usernames and passwords of online accounts.

Data breach illustrated by digital red lock

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While the breach took place last year, NMG says it just confirmed it in September 2021. According to the company, no active Neiman Marcus-branded credit cards were impacted by the breach. The company also says it already has taken steps to protect its customers, like requiring users to change their online account password.

Additionally, NMG recommends its users keep an eye on their credit report for any unknown or suspicious charges, though it didn't offer any form of free credit report, as noted by Ars Technica.

 Man stealing data on laptop

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Data breaches have started happening more often, such as the T-Mobile data breach in August, and the RockYou2021 breach in June.

Breaches like the one at Neiman Marcus are notable because we rely heavily on online retailers to purchase what we need. With more big companies like NMG experiencing breaches from cyber criminals, some users may start trusting the use of online accounts less and less.

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