Attorneys Investigating Neiman Marcus Data Breach, Victims May Have Legal Recourse
The attorneys working with ClassAction.org are looking to determine whether victims of the Neiman Marcus data breach may be able to seek compensation for their losses through a class action lawsuit.
In January 2014, Neiman Marcus confirmed that it had been the victim of a giant data breach affecting its checkout terminals at both Neiman Marcus and Last Call outlet stores in locations across the country. Criminals reportedly installed malware in the retailers’ checkout terminals, which recorded payment data off cards used at the stores between July 16 and October 30, 2013, The New York Times reports. Potentially, more than 1.1 million shoppers could be at risk for fraudulent charges on their credit or debit cards, and Neiman Marcus has already reported at least 9,000 cases of unauthorized transactions on cards from Visa, MasterCard and Discovery. Although Neiman Marcus said that the malware was not installed prior to July 2013, it has been reported that the breach may have begun earlier, as the retailer is extending its free credit monitoring offer to anyone who shopped at its stores between January 2013 and January 2014.
It appears that the hackers responsible for the Target data breach that took place last year during the holiday shopping season may also be responsible for the breach at Neiman Marcus; however, investigators are not revealing whether the same criminals are responsible for both attacks, the Times reports. Those affected in the Target data breach, where potentially 70 million shoppers’ debit and credit card information was stolen, have already filed lawsuits against the retailer. The Target lawsuits, which are hoping to be certified as class actions, allege that the retailer knew about flaws in its point-of-sale system as early as 2007, yet failed to address these problems. In addition, Target did not immediately report the breach and underestimated the number of shoppers affected by more than 30 million, according to reports. Target also initially denied claims that customers’ PINs were stolen, but it has since been reported that PINs may have also been compromised.
The attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether Neiman Marcus data breach victims may also be able to file lawsuits. If you shopped at Neiman Marcus or its Last Call outlet stores between July and October 2013 and saw unauthorized charges on your debit or credit card statement, contact us today for more information.
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