Neiman Marcus case a reminder to check your cyber coverage

In a decision that should send major corporations to double-check their cyberinsurance, a federal appeals court ruled Monday that retail customers could go ahead and file a class-action lawsuit against Neiman Marcus in the wake of last year’s data breach.

Previously, such cases were dismissed because the customers hadn’t suffered any actual damages.

In the decision, the judges ruled that breach posed a substantial risk of harm to the customers.

“Why else would hackers break into a store’s database and steal consumers’ private information?” they said.

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