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Data breach costs: TJX settles for 9.75 million dollars

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Remember TJX? The company who had experienced the largest data breach in history? The one that exposed at least 45.7 million debit and credit card accounts to fraud, theft and other menaces? Yes, that TJX. This company is the perfect show case to scare off companies into implementing an effective endpoint security and data loss […]

TJX finds closure for breach in big time sale

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

We’ve all come to refer to the TJX data breach as the largest one in history, with an estimated 45.7 million credit card accounts exposed through a brech in the discount retaler’s wireless network. Some even place the number of affected acounts in the vicinity 94 million. Whichever the real number is, it is huge, […]

TJX Effects: Forever 21 Payment Card Breach

Friday, September 26th, 2008

It has recently  been discovered that the people behind the largest security breach in history, TJX, a heist affecting 46.5 million cards, have also breached US retailer Forever 21, lifting about 99,000 debit and credit cards. As the Register reported, Forever 21 discolesed the breach on their site, letting everyone know they found out about […]

2 Plead Guilty in TJX Hack Case

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

We’ve written before about what’s going on in the TJX case, also known as the biggest security breach and data theft incident ever. Keeping our good habit, here are some details on what’s happening to those arrested in this case. The first one to plead guilty of credit card fraud of those arrested was Damon […]

11 Arrested in the TJX Identity Theft and Data Breach Case

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

The FBI has arrested 11 people in the case of the largest identity theft and data breach in history that targeted TJX and other companies. The suspects of which three are US citizens are believed to have taken part in the theft of over 40 million credit and debit card accounts from 9 major retailers […]

TJX Fired Employee Who Exposed Their Lack of Security

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

TJS, the company where the world’s biggest data theft involving credit card information occurred, fired an employee who exposed the company’s faulty security practices by leaving posts in an online forum. The story of employee showing how easy it was to breach TJX was made public by the Register. Security was so lax at the […]

TJX Suspect Charged Along With 2 Other Hackers

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

A suspect in the largest private records theft in history has been charged along with two other men linked to similar scams.  The three men, one of them suspected of playing a role in the 45.6 million credit card data theft from retailer TJX Companies, have been accused of hacking into cash register terminals belonging […]

2011 Brings Major Changes in the Biggest Data Breaches of All Times Top

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

While data breaches are as common as any other daily occurrence in the business and individual worlds, the large security incidents don’t happen as often, especially if you think that one of the breaches in the top ten all time largest data exposures dates back to 1984. 2011 is not yet over and it already is […]

All-time-record hacker pleads guilty

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

The “I am legend” of the hacking and data theft world, Albert Gonzales, decided to plead guilty and now faces 15 to 25 years in jail. Gonzales is accused of masterminding a hacking circle that stole 130 million credit and debit card numbers from major retail chains such as Barnes and Noble, T.J. Maxx, Sports […]

Data theft record: 130 million card accounts stolen by Albert Gonzales

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Security magazines and news sites have been raving about the case of Albert Gonzales. This man holds a record no one is really proud of: he has been charged with the largest number of stolen credit and debit cards accounts, about 130 million of them. The story of Gonzales is rather complicated. After being indicted […]