TJX Fighting Hard To Raise The Bar Even Higher For Worst Credit Card Data Leak Ever
from the go-big-or-don't-go-at-all dept
Last month, TJX, the parent company of retailers T.J. Maxx and Marshalls among others, disclosed that it had lost a ton of customer credit-card and personal information, with some suggesting it could be the biggest breach ever. If you follow these sorts of things, you’ll remember that the way they typically go is that the group that’s lost the data will disclose a breach, then, after the initial furor has died down, they’ll come back a few weeks later and say they lost a whole lot more than they first thought. With that in mind, any guesses as to what TJX has said today? Surprise, surprise — a ton more information was exposed than the company first disclosed. This sort of leak continues to happen, and nothing gets done to put a stop to it. It doesn’t appear that many companies care enough, or have the proper incentives to devote the necessary level of resources to security. But remember what the banks and credit card companies’ surveys tell us: these breaches, and identity theft in general, isn’t a problem.