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[ISN] U.S. Indicts 11 For Alleged TJX Data Theft


By Stefanie Hoffman
Aug. 05, 2008

A U.S. federal grand jury indicted 11 people Tuesday on charges that 
included the alleged theft of more than 45 million credit and debit card 
numbers from retail giant TJX in what officials call one of the largest 
data heists in history.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said that the individuals indicted 
were responsible for "wardriving" and then hacking into wireless 
networks of numerous retailers, including TJX companies, BJ's Wholesale 
Club, OfficeMax (NYSE:OMX), Boston Market, Barnes & Noble, Sports 
Authority, forever 21 and DFW Inc. in order to steal tens of millions of 
credit card numbers.

The Framington, Mass.-based retail giant TJX, which owns discount 
clothing stores TJ Maxx and Marshall's, was by far the hardest hit, 
suffering a loss of 45.7 million card numbers, which the retailer 
revealed in March of 2007.


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