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Outbound Connecticut AG reveals $1.5M hack settlement

January 8, 2019

As he readies to leave office, state Attorney General George Jepsen announced Neiman Marcus will pay $1.5 million to settle an investigation led by Connecticut and Illinois into the theft of payment card data from more than 75 stores.

The attorney general’s office determined that more than 3,000 Connecticut customers had their payment card numbers exposed in the 2014 breach, with more than 9,000 of some 370,000 card numbers nationally used fraudulently.

Connecticut will receive $100,000 as a result of the settlement.

William Tong is slated to become Connecticut attorney general on Wednesday, after Jepsen decided not to seek re-election.

Alex.Soule@scni.com; 203-842-2545; @casoulman

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