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and You Thought Losing Your Keys Was Bad....
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Larry Greenemeier over at InformationWeek wrote an interesting column about data theft. You thought losing your keys was bad... well Greenemeier reports that the parent company of TJ Maxx, TJX Co. announced on Wednesday that in its ongoing investigation of a customer data breach by announced in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing that more than 45 million credit and debit card numbers have been stolen from its IT systems. Are you kidding me? 45 million identities? Apparently TJX still has no idea of the extent of the damage caused by the data breach. Well that's comforting. As expected a number of lawsuits have arisen and you can be sure there will be more to come. 45 million identities, I still cannot get past that number. Anyone heard of encryption?

Just how serious is this? Well the report goes on to state:
"The effects of the stolen TJX data, not to mention the underground cyber criminal economy that trades in customer data, are already being felt. TJX, General Dynamics Corp., IBM, and the various law enforcement entities investigating the cyber attack still don't know who took the customer information, but it's clear where some of that information ended up. Data stolen from TJX recently surfaced at Wal-Mart stores in Florida, where it's been used to help thieves steal about $8 million in merchandise from Wal-Mart stores. The thieves used the stolen TJX customer data to create dummy credit cards for purchasing Wal-Mart and Sam's Club gift cards, and then used those to hit stores in 50 of the Florida's 67 counties. "

and you thought losing your keys was bad.

For the full story visit InformationWeek.


posted by Jody @ Thursday, March 29, 2007  
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