AG Slatery Joins $1.5M Settlement With Neiman Marcus Over 2013 Data Breach

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement policies to resolve an investigation with 43 states and the District of Columbia into the 2013 breach of customer payment card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores in the United States.
 
In January 2014, Neiman Marcus disclosed that payment card data collected at its retail stores had been compromised by an unknown third party. The states' investigation determined that approximately 370,000 payment cards – of which 1,896 were associated with Tennessee consumers – were compromised in the breach, which took place over the course of several months in 2013.
At least 9,200 of the payment cards compromised in the breach were used fraudulently.
 
“Tennesseans have a right to know their payment information is secure,” said Herbert H. Slatery, III. “This office will continue to fight for better protections across the board and hold companies accountable when they fail to adequately protect customers’ sensitive information.” 
 
Tennessee’s share of the settlement funds is $28,659.04.
 
Neiman Marcus has also agreed to injunctive provisions aimed at preventing similar breaches in the future, including:
Complying with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements;
Maintaining an appropriate system to collect and monitor its network activity, and ensuring logs are regularly reviewed and monitored;
Maintaining working agreements with two, separate, qualified Payment Card Industry forensic investigators;
Updating all software associated with maintaining and safeguarding personal information, and creating written plans for replacement or maintenance of software that is reaching its end-of-life or end-of-support date;
Implementing appropriate steps to review industry-accepted payment security technologies relevant to the company's business; and
Devaluing payment card information, using technologies like encryption and tokenization, to obfuscate payment card data.
Under the settlement, Neiman Marcus is also required to retain a third-party professional to conduct an information security assessment and report, and to detail any corrective actions that the company may have taken or plans to take as a result of the third-party report.

Chattanooga Chamber Announces Leadership Chattanooga Class Of 2019-20

New Hamilton County Business Licenses

May Tennessee Revenues Were $46.3 Million More Than Budgeted


The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce announces the Leadership Chattanooga class of 2019-20. “I see Leadership Chattanooga growing more diverse each year, representing the growing diversity ... (click for more)

Here are the new business licenses for the County Clerk's office: 410 ZIEGLER ST KATHERINE P WILSON 3 SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTAL 410 ZIEGLER ST CHATTANOOGA TN 37405 AGM ENTERPRISE MAURICIO ... (click for more)

Department of Finance and Administration Commissioner Stuart McWhorter Friday announced that overall May revenues were $1.2 billion, which is $46.3 million more than the state budgeted. “Total ... (click for more)


Business

Chattanooga Chamber Announces Leadership Chattanooga Class Of 2019-20

The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce announces the Leadership Chattanooga class of 2019-20. “I see Leadership Chattanooga growing more diverse each year, representing the growing diversity of our community,” said Diane Parks, Chamber Director of Leadership and Community Development. “Our goal is for the class to reflect the makeup of our community. This group of bright, accomplished ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Business Licenses

Here are the new business licenses for the County Clerk's office: 410 ZIEGLER ST KATHERINE P WILSON 3 SHORT-TERM VACATION RENTAL 410 ZIEGLER ST CHATTANOOGA TN 37405 AGM ENTERPRISE MAURICIO IRAHETA 3 CLEANING SERVICE 1151 HURRICANE CREEK RD CHATTANOOGA TN 37421 ATLANTA STRUCTURAL CONCRETE COMPANY WILLIAM MAKO 4 CONSTRUCTION 80 DEHUNT DT BUCHANAN GA 30113 BIG BUCK ... (click for more)

Breaking News

County Commission Votes 5-4 Against 34-Cent Property Tax Increase For The Schools

The County Commission voted 5-4 on Wednesday morning against a 34-cent property tax increase for the county schools. Opposed were Greg Martin, Randy Fairbanks, Chester Bankston, Tim Boyd and Sabrena Smedley. In favor were Chip Baker, Katherlyn Geter, Warren Mackey and David Sharpe. County Attorney Rheubin Taylor said the action means that none of the budget is approved ... (click for more)

Citizen Outcry Leads Signal Mountain Council To Hold Off On Big Tax Increase

In response to appeals from many property owners, Signal Mountain’s budget for 2019-2020 that had been passed on first reading did not get approval from the council on the second and final reading. That budget, which was first voted on June 10, would have increased property taxes by 21.5 percent. This would mean an increase of $208.69 for a $250,000 house, which is close to the ... (click for more)

Opinion

Beck Thanks Sheriff Hammond

I would like to take a moment to thank Sheriff Hammond and his patrol officers for their superb display of professionalism. Quick action in response to a request to the sheriff and his patrol division made family newcomers to our county delightfully surprised and comfortable. Our dad, James Crosby, made his transition on Father's Day and was laid to rest at Chattanooga National ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dakota’s Coming

Dakota Meyer, who on a day in September of 2011 defied battlefield orders to save the lives of over 30 soldiers who were pinned down in a brutal Afghanistan ambush, is coming to Chattanooga on July 12 on a very similar mission. The famed Marine sergeant, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroics, will be the headline speaker at the Sixth Annual America Heroes Dinner in ... (click for more)