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Neiman Marcus Says 1.1M Credit Cards Affected; Michaels Arts & Crafts "May Have Suffered a Data Security Attack"

submitted on January 26, 2014 by HouTex in "Stores / Merchants"
Neiman Marcus revealed details of an attack that affected credit cards used in the store last summer and fall. They have been notified that some of the cards have been used fraudulently.
Neiman Marcus Group Ltd., the luxury retailer, said about 1.1 million credit cards may have been compromised in a data breach that occurred last year.

Visa, MasterCard and Discover have notified the Dallas-based department store chain that about 2,400 cards used at its stores between July 16 and Oct. 30 were used fraudulently, according to a statement today. Online shoppers weren’t affected, the company said.

Michaels is also reporting a data breach that may have affected their customers' payment card information.
Michaels, the nation's biggest arts and crafts retailer, said Saturday [1/25/14] that it may have suffered a “data security attack” on its computer system that processes payment cards and that federal law enforcement and a computer forensics firm were investigating.

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    Posted by roxytang on January 26, 2014
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    And I'm sure there are more to come. I've been trying to use cash whenever I can.
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    Posted by YanBz on January 26, 2014
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    Here is a great podcast from NPR which explains what happens to your credit card information once it is stolen:
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    Posted by clover on February 2, 2014
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    What is infuriating about Neiman Marcus is that they knew but did not want to put a halt on the Holiday shopping so they kept it quiet.
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    Posted by mdshopper1 on April 17, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach.

    The nation's largest arts and crafts chain said its subsidiary Aaron Brothers was also attacked, with about 400,000 cards potentially affected.
    • HouTex
      Posted by HouTex on April 18, 2014 [reply] 0 0
      The breach at Michaels stores occurred between May 8, 2013 and Jan. 27. The company confirmed that between June 26, 2013 and Feb. 27, 54 Aaron Brothers stores were also affected.
      The company said that both chains were attacked by criminals using highly sophisticated malware that had not been encountered previously by the two security firms that were conducting the investigation.
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    Posted by HouTex on June 13, 2014 [reply] 0 0
    Another one --> Sally Beauty, 2600 locations, March 2014

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