T.J. Maxx Credit Card Breach Probed By MA & RI AGs

Massachusetts and Rhode Island are opening probes into T.J. Maxx after the retailer lost millions of consumer’s credit cards in a recent breach.

Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, pictured, filed a civil investigative demand against T.J. Maxx

    “TJX owes its customers respect, not neglect,” Lynch said. “By being negligent in its security procedures and by failing to employ immediate and aggressive methods to notify their many customers of the distinct possibility that their identities had been — or were at risk of being — stolen, TJX has displayed disregard for its customers.”

Whoa, better watch out when Rhode Island, aka, “The Mafia State,” investigates. They’re probably just peeved they didn’t get cut in on the action. — BEN POPKEN

AG Lynch initiates action against TJX regarding security breach of its computer systems [riag.ri.gov]

Previously: T.J. Maxx Gets Class Actioned For Credit Card Breach
TJ Maxx & Marshall’s Hacked, Tons Of Credit Cards Stolen

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  1. icunurok says:

    Thanks for insulting the more than 1 million people who call Rhode Island home, Ben.

    Is everyone in Boston a drunk Irishman, everyone in Connecticut a WASPy Greenwich socialite or everyone in Vermont an old hippy?

    I’m a tremendous fan of this site and your sister sites (ex. Lifehacker), but I’ve lost respect in you as this site’s editor.

  2. madktdisease says:

    This whole thing is a PITA, since I’m one of the customers who got their info “lost”. No fraud charges, but my bank, BankNorth, saw I shopped at Marshalls, and is issuing me a new card. I’m pretty upset that TJX didn’t come out and say anything until a month after it was first leaked.

    It’s going to be annoying to update my card since I have my cell phone, etc, automatically bill it every month. You suck, TJX.

    Can I get in on the class-action of my card wasn’t used fraudulantly?

  3. Ben Popken says:

    Can 1 million people even fit inside Rhode Island?

  4. brilliantmistake says:

    “Is everyone in Boston a drunk Irishman, everyone in Connecticut a WASPy Greenwich socialite or everyone in Vermont an old hippy?”

    Of course they are.

    And having lived in RI, I can testify that it is (or was) completely mobbed up.