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From: Adam Shostack (adamhomeport.org)
Date: Thu Mar 29 2007 - 09:33:54 CDT
Largest breach? What about Axciom at 1.6 billion records?
On Thu, Mar 29, 2007 at 02:06:15AM +0000, lyger wrote:
| (Keep in mind that these are credit card NUMBERS, and not PEOPLE... people
| often have more than one card. Attrition's Dataloss Database (DLDOS) will
| be updated accordingly)
| At least 45.7 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen by hackers
| who broke into the computer systems at the TJX Cos. in Framingham and the
| United Kingdom and siphoned off data over a period of several years,
| making it the biggest breach of personal data ever reported, according to
| security specialists.
| TJX, the Framingham discounter that operates the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls
| clothing chains, also reported in a regulatory filing yesterday that
| another 455,000 customers who returned merchandise without receipts had
| their personal data stolen, including drivers' license numbers. "It's the
| biggest card heist ever," said Avivah Litan, vice president of Gartner
| Inc. "This was obviously done over a long period of time, in many
| locations. It's done considerable damage."
| Dataloss Mailing List (datalossattrition.org)
| Tracking more than 158 million compromised records in 609 incidents over 7 years.
Dataloss Mailing List (datalossattrition.org)
Tracking more than 203 million compromised records in 609 incidents over 7 years.