Transcript for Target Identity Theft Case Three Times Bigger Than Reported
morning in one of the largest cases of identity theft ever. The target hack attack over the holidays, the giant retailer now saying the number of customers who had their permanent information stolen is actually nearly three times larger than first reported. As many as 110 million people. Meanwhile, overnight word of another story hit by hackers so to abc's aditi roy. Good morning to you. Reporter: Good morning, dan. Yes, neiman-marcus is saying its custom customers' credit cards were compromised. The company is still trying to figure out how many people were affected. This follows target's announcement that its breach affected more customers than the company originally reported. Weeks of target first announced a hacking incident involving 40 million customers more bad news from the retail giant. The company now saying up to 70 million more customers who shopped in stores and online were targeted. Their names, address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses stolen. And breaking overnight, neiman-marcus says it too discovered a credit card breach at its stores last month. A spokesperson says the size and scope is not known. The name, address and phone number, they can't do a whole lot with that as far as turning that data immediately into cash. The goal really is to get credit cards which they can immediately turn into cash. Reporter: Security experts say customers can protect themselves by checking their credit card statement. I check it every day to make sure there's no transaction i didn't put on there. Otherwise you could pay for the dinner of an identity theft. Reporter: As for target analysts say it faces a long road to recovery. The big issue for them is their brand is being attacked and people are not trusting their brand and when you lose their trust of the public, you've lost just about everything. Reporter: Target's ceo is offering customers a free year of credit monitoring and theft protection. Switching gears to a major crisis enveloping the brand-new
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