Friday, March 30, 2007

TJ Maxx - Largest ID Theft Ever!!!

It happens folks, if I hear one more time that security engineers spread FUD I'm going to scream!!!!!

TJ Max reported the largest identity theft ever. If you are a customer keep a very close eye on any account or credit card that may be exploited. As an IT or security professional this is a case you may want to keep an eye on. The number of potential IDs lost in this exploit is huge.

Of course there is no report of what security was in place. Keep this event in mind when making decisions about a security architecture. If you are using point products as a single line of defense and no host intrusion prevention or network intrusion prevention, you are NOT secure!!!


1 comment:

joe.beckner said...

Did you see the May 4, 2007 Wall Street Journal article on this ID theft? I can't believe that there was not more coverage of this in the media because it is really serious.

I suppose TJMaxx may not advertise in the Wall Street Journal, but does advertise in other news media.

Hopefully the Bancroft family will not sell the Wall Street Journal to Rupert Murdoch.

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