Neiman: 1.1M credit, debit cards may have been compromised

Neiman: 1.1M credit, debit cards may have been compromised

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A credit card breach at Neiman Marcus is much bigger than first thought. It's similar to what happened to Target, and there could be even more cyber-hacking going on at other stores.

The Target breach was so widespread, consumers probably didn't notice how it affected Neiman Marcus. Now the store says 1.1 million credit and debit cards might have been compromised the same way it happened at Target.

The high end retailer said Visa, Mastercard and Discover found 2,400 customer cards were used fraudulently and all customers should be aware of the issue.

Malicious software made its way into Neiman Marcus' system, opening up customer information from July 16- Oct. 30. But the store didn't know about it until December.

Neiman Marcus issued a statement, saying social security numbers and birth dates were not stolen and on-line shopping was not affected.

It worked just like at Target - at the point of purchase, at the card swiping machine. About 110 million customers were put at risk in the Target case.

The Justice Department, Secret Service and FBI are all investigating and reportedly have found 20 other cases of hacking attempts. Authorities did not name other retailers.

Neiman Marcus is offering customers a year of credit protection.

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