Neiman Marcus Was Also Hacked

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2009 file photo, the Chicago skyline is reflected in the exterior of Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Neiman Marcus confirmed Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 that thieves may have stolen customers' credit and debit card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season, becoming the second retailer in recent weeks to announce it had fallen victim to a cyber-security attack. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Photo: M. Spencer Green

In the wake of the news of Target’s massive security breach, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus announced on Saturday that cyber thieves had also stolen and used some of its customers’ credit-card data during the holiday shopping season. A spokeswoman said that the store had “begun to contain the intrusion and have taken significant steps to further enhance information security.” She also said that the shoppers affected by the hack were being notified, though she declined to say how many there are. However, it’s probably safe to say that Neiman Marcus’s victim list is shorter than Target’s 70 millionperson toll, if only because way fewer people shop at Neiman Marcus than Target.