TJ Maxx Subsidiary Kicks Out Girl With Service Dog, Apologizes, Then Kicks Her Out Again

TJ Maxx Subsidiary Kicks Out Girl With Service Dog, Apologizes, Then Kicks Her Out Again

After an autistic girl and her service dog were wrongly kicked out of a discount clothing store owned by TJ Maxx, the district manager profusely apologized and gave them a $25 gift card to pick out anything she liked. When she returned and tried to use the gift card, store staff kicked her out for having a service dog again. Looks like someone didn’t get the memo. [More]

Want To Get Married At Home Depot? How About TJ Maxx?

Want To Get Married At Home Depot? How About TJ Maxx?

A few months back, we wrote about a couple in Illinois who tried to combine cheap with hilarious by getting married at a Taco Bell. For better or for worse, it looks like that happy couple is not alone, with an increasing number of people walking down the aisles of retail stores and restaurants. [More]

ID Theft Ringleader Pleads Guilty

ID Theft Ringleader Pleads Guilty

Albert Gonzalez, a 28-year-old from Miami who was arrested last year and charged with leading “a worldwide ring that stole more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers from major retail chains,” plead guilty today as part of a plea bargain. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

Sorry About That Data Breach, Here's 15% Off!

Sorry About That Data Breach, Here's 15% Off!

As an apology to the millions of consumers who had their credit card info stolen, TJX (that’s T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods, and A.J. Wright) is offering fifteen percent off all purchases in stores today only. We suggest that you pay with cash.

Did Turkish Police Beat Information Out Of A Suspect In The TJ Maxx Credit Card Case?

Did Turkish Police Beat Information Out Of A Suspect In The TJ Maxx Credit Card Case?

Christopher Soghoian over at Cnet is reporting that Turkish police may have used violence to get the encryption keys of one of primary ringleaders in the TJ Maxx credit card theft investigation. The suspect, Maksym Yastremskiy, is apparently a “major figure in the international sale of stolen credit card information.”

Forever 21 Aftershocks? Citibank Cancels Cards Due To Retailer Security Breach

Forever 21 Aftershocks? Citibank Cancels Cards Due To Retailer Security Breach

We’ve received queries from readers telling us that their Citibank cards have been replaced, and asking whether we’ve heard about any new security breach. Other than Forever 21 we haven’t, so we’re wondering whether they’re responsible for the stories below.

TJX Credit Card Theft Crew Busted

TJX Credit Card Theft Crew Busted

The world’s greatest bank thief is in custody. For ripping off over 45.7 million consumer’s credit cards from TJ Maxx, and other retailers, authorities pressed charges on Miami mastermind Albert Gonzalez and 11 others. The stolen numbers were sold to other scammers who manufactured fake debit cards and drained their victims’ accounts. The breach stemmed mainly from TJ Maxx stores using an unsecured wireless router.

Round 17: Wal-Mart vs TJMaxx

Round 17: Wal-Mart vs TJMaxx

This is Round 17 in our Worst Company in America contest, Wal-Mart vs TJMaxx.

Everyone has their own special reason for hating Wal-Mart. Forcing manufacturers to make shoddier versions of their products is pretty bad. Selling sandals that gave patrons feet chemical burns was pretty bad too. What’s yours?

TJMaxx’s lax wireless security lead to the theft millions upon millions of customer’s debit and credit card numbers being stolen, the greatest bank robbery in the history of the freakin’ world.

TJX To Pay Up To 40.9 Million For Data Breach

TJX To Pay Up To 40.9 Million For Data Breach

TJX will be paying as much as 40.9 million in a settlement with Visa and the bank that processes their credit card payments , says the Associated Press.

The funds will be used to help U.S. credit card issuers such as banks recover costs related to the breach, which may have exposed more than 100 million cards to potential fraud, TJX said.

National Retail Federation: Credit Card Companies Don't Care About Data Security

National Retail Federation: Credit Card Companies Don't Care About Data Security

Last Sunday’s 60 minutes had a report by Lesley Stahl about the now-infamous TJX data breach.

Lots Of Retailers Don't Use Proper Wireless Security

Lots Of Retailers Don't Use Proper Wireless Security

The recently reported TJ Maxx security breach—where data on 94 million credit card accounts was stolen in 2003, 2004, and 2006—has ended up costing the company $200 million and counting. But although it’s the biggest example so far of retail data theft, TJ Maxx isn’t the only retailer doing a poor job of keeping sensitive data protected from hackers. One wireless security vendor recently surveyed thousands of stores and discovered that a significant number of retailers don’t practice good wireless security:

Credit Card Companies Say TJ Maxx Breach Affected 94 Million Accounts

Credit Card Companies Say TJ Maxx Breach Affected 94 Million Accounts

According to new court papers, Visa and Mastercard are saying that the TJ Maxx security breach actually affected 94 million accounts—more than double the amount that TJ Maxx reported.

Guess Who's Not Getting Anything From The TJ Maxx Settlement? You!

Guess Who's Not Getting Anything From The TJ Maxx Settlement? You!

Mouseprint.org has read the fine print and they say you’re probably out of luck when it comes to the TJ Maxx Settlement:

So, it is primarily shoppers who returned goods without a receipt during the relevant period who qualify for that part of the settlement. That amounts to some 455,000 people, a mere 1% of the total number possibly affected. These people have already received a direct notification of the breach from TJX, and will also be entitled to other compensation if they experienced actual losses.

TJ Maxx Settles Class Action Lawsuits

TJ Maxx Settles Class Action Lawsuits

The announcement did not specify the settlement cost, but noted that its estimated costs were included in a $107 million reserve included in its second-quarter report for fiscal 2008 and its estimate of $21 million in costs expected in fiscal 2009. The $107 million figure includes costs from other lawsuits not included in the customer class actions, the Framingham-based company said.

Other Stores May Be Just As Vulnurable To Hacking As TJ Maxx

Other Stores May Be Just As Vulnurable To Hacking As TJ Maxx

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the most likely scenario for how the hackers stole an estimated 200 million card numbers is as simple as a person with a laptop breaking into the wifi network of a store:

The biggest known theft of credit-card numbers in history began two summers ago outside a Marshalls discount clothing store near St. Paul, Minn.

Retailers Get Sued For Printing Too Many Credit Card Digits On Receipts

Retailers Get Sued For Printing Too Many Credit Card Digits On Receipts

As of Dec 4th, 2006, it’s illegal for a retailer to print more than five digits of your credit card on your receipt. Retailers who persisted are getting hit in a recent whirlwind of class-action lawsuits.

How TJMaxx Hackers Stole 45.7 Million Credit Cards

How TJMaxx Hackers Stole 45.7 Million Credit Cards

TJMaxx computer system intruders who stole 45.7 million credit cards siphoned off customer data using a program they implanted on the company’s servers, recent regulatory filings reveal.

45.7 Million Credit Cards Stolen In TJMaxx Breaches

45.7 Million Credit Cards Stolen In TJMaxx Breaches

45.7 million credit cards were stolen in recently disclosed security breaches at TJMaxx, regulatory filings revealed yesterday.