The TJX security breach
The Department of Justice announced that 11 people allegedly involved in the hacking of nine US retailers, including TJX Cos and BJ's Wholesale Club, have been charged.
More than a year after millions of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls customers found out their credit card information had been accessed, the discount stores' operator agreed to have its information audited.
More than 94 million accounts were affected in the theft of personal data from TJX, a banking group alleged in court filings.
The Framingham discounter failed to keep adequate security safeguards to protect customers, officials said after an eight-month investigation.
TJX Cos. said credit and debit card information was stolen from its computer systems, a breach that could affect a broad swath of customers of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and other stores.
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