TJ Maxx Security Breach Happened A Year Earlier Than Previously Reported

From the Boston Globe:

“TJX Cos. said today that the unauthorized intrusion into its computer system occurred nearly a year earlier than it previously believed.

The Framingham operator of such offprice retail chains as T.J. Maxx and Marshalls offered additional details about a data breach it first disclosed last month.

TJX said today in a statement: “While the company previously believed that the intrusion took place only from May 2006 to January 2007, TJX now believes its computer systems was also intruded upon in July 2005 and on various subsequent dates in 2005. TJX continues to believe there was no compromise of customer data after-mid December 2006.”

That’s awesome, guys. Way to be on the ball. TJ Maxx says that credit card and debit card information from January 2003 through June 2004 has been stolen.

At this point it might be best to assume that your credit/debit card information has been stolen if you’ve ever shopped at TJ Maxx/Marshalls. They don’t seem to have any idea what is going on. TJ Maxx has a toll-free line at 866-484-6978 for customers with questions about the situation.—MEGHANN MARCO

TJX: security breach happened earlier [Boston Globe] (Thanks, Kalun!)

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