TJX employee fired for revealing bad security practices

By Justin Mann on May 23, 2008, 7:49 PM
If you see a serious flaw in your company’s security policies and want management to do something about it, what would you do? What you shouldn't do, it seems, is tell anyone. One TJX employee decided to blow the whistle on bad security practices that the company used, and he was rewarded with a pink slip. The employee was fired following a series of posts on online forums where he spoke against TJX's infrastructure. Given that they recently lost 45 million credit card numbers, you can see why they might be a little sensitive about that.

The employee sought to expose the company’s bad security practices, and for that he claims he does not regret getting fired. Truth or not, at the very least people who have data hosted on TJX servers (which includes a lot of people) should know if the company that has already suffered one catastrophic data leak is susceptible to suffering another.

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