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.

The new estimate is part of a lawsuit by the credit card companies against Fifth Third Bancorp and TJX (parent company of Marshalls and TJ Maxx, among others).

Visa says that their fraud related costs are in the neighborhood of $68 – $83 million, and will only go up as more thieves use the stolen data.


TJX data breach may involve 94 million credit cards [USAToday]