Retailer TJX reports massive data breach

The TJX Companies, a large retailer that operates over 2,000 retails stores under brands such as Bob's Stores, HomeGoods, Marshalls, T.J. Maxx and A.J. Wright said on Wednesday that it suffered a massive computer breach on a portion of its network that handles credit card, debit card, check, and merchandise transactions in the U.S. and abroad.

The company does not know the extent of the breach, which was first discovered in December, 2006. However, hackers may have made off with credit and debit information from transactions in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico in 2003 as well as transactions between May and December, 2006, according to a company statement. Retailer TJX reports massive data breach | InfoWorld | News | 2007-01-17 | By Paul F. Roberts

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