Neiman Marcus Reaches $1.5 Million Data Breach Settlement

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
January 9, 2019US News
Neiman Marcus Reaches $1.5 Million Data Breach Settlement
Spread of credit cards on keyboard. (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

AUSTIN—More than 40 state attorney generals have announced a $1.5 million settlement with The Neiman Marcus Group LLC over a data breach the Dallas-based retailer disclosed in January 2014.

The breach exposed customer credit card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores nationwide. Over a three-month period in 2013, about 370,000 Neiman Marcus credit cards were accessed by unknown third parties unlawfully, and at least 9,200 were used fraudulently.

Under terms of the settlement announced on Jan. 8, Neiman Marcus agrees to maintain reasonable procedures to protect customers’ personal data and obtain an information security assessment and report from a third-party professional.

The settlement involves 43 states and the District of Columbia.

ntd newsletter icon
Sign up for NTD Daily
What you need to know, summarized in one email.
Stay informed with accurate news you can trust.
By registering for the newsletter, you agree to the Privacy Policy.