Target's not alone in its credit card hacking woes: this week, high-end retailer Neiman Marcus acknowledged that credit and debit cards used in its brick-and-mortar stores have been compromised. Shopping sure seems dangerous lately.
In a statement to security journalist Brian Krebs, a Neiman Marcus spokesperson says the retailer was alerted about a possible breach in mid-December. The size, duration and cause of the compromise are not known, but the company is working with a third-party forensics firm and the U.S. Secret Service to investigate the hacking.
As of right now, there is no evidence that the Target and Neiman Marcus hacks are related, and Neiman Marcus says that online shoppers were not affected in the breach. Still, if you used a credit or debit card at either retailer, it might be time to examine your statement, and if your card has been compromised, read up on what you should do next. [Krebs on Security]