Thursday, March 29, 2007

AP: TJX: At Least 45.7M Card Numbers Stolen

 I suspect it won't be long before we see companies killed by this sort of security breach.

More than two months after first disclosing that hackers accessed customers' financial data from its computers, discount retailer TJX Cos. has revealed that information from at least 45.7 million credit and debit cards was stolen over an 18-month period.

In a regulatory filing that gives the first detailed account of the breach initially disclosed in January, the owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshall's and other stores in North America and the United Kingdom also said another 455,000 customers who returned merchandise without receipts had their personal data stolen, including driver's license numbers.

Source: The Observer at - AP: TJX: At Least 45.7M Card Numbers Stolen

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