According to Neiman Marcus chief executive Karen Katz, customers' Social Security numbers and birth dates were not taken. Katz said Neiman Marcus does not collect credit card PIN data.
It was mid-December when Neiman Marcus was first notified of potentially fraudulent activity on its customers' cards. It subsequently hired a forensic investigator who discovered evidence of the data breach on January 1. The retailer notified consumers on January 10, 2014.
Neiman Marcus is advising customers to check their payment card statements and report any suspicious activity to their card issuer. Customers with a Neiman Marcus card should call their local store or the retailer' credit card division.