TJX admits 45 million card numbers stolen in data theft

By Justin Mann on March 29, 2007, 4:03 PM
If you remember, a few months ago it was announced by TJX that they had been the victims of a data breach much earlier in the year, one that went undetected for several years. Now, they're presenting the figures of just how much data was stolen. The amount is staggering, with over 45 million total customers affected. TJX, a parent company for many large retailers, is still “unsure” of how the breach occurred. Luckily for the customers, many of the cards had already expired by the time the data was lifted. That doesn't, however, make people feel any more secure about a company storing vast amounts of sensitive data like that.

Some have been charged with using the stolen cards to buy over $1 Million in goods. The biggest shock to many was that even after all this time, the company has still not determined how the leak had occurred.

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