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[Dataloss] follow-up: JC Penney, Wet Seal: Gonzalez Mystery Merchants

From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Sat Mar 27 2010 - 00:27:33 CDT


http://www.storefrontbacktalk.com/securityfraud/jc-penney-wet-seal-confirmed-as-the-gonzalez-two-mystery-merchants/

JC Penney, Wet Seal: Gonzalez Mystery Merchants
Written by Brooklynne Kelly Peters and Evan Schuman
March 26th, 2010

JCPenney and Wet Seal were both officially added to the list of retail
victims of Albert Gonzalez on Friday (March 26) when U.S. District Court
Judge Douglas P. Woodlock refused to continue their cloak of secrecy and
removed the seal from their names. StorefrontBacktalk had reported last
August that $17 billion JCPenney chain was one of Gonzalez.s victims, even
though JCPenney.s media representatives were denying it.

But the $561 million chain Wet Seal, which has 504 stores in 47 states,
Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, had kept their identity secret. No more
and that.s the way Woodlock wanted it.

For those keeping track, every reference in the indictment that came out
of New Jersey about Company A was really talking about JCPenney and every
reference to Company B was shorthand for Wet Seal, according to Jarrett
Lovett, Woodluck.s deputy clerk.

Michael Ricciuti, in Boston federal court Friday, argued to the judge that
no consumers were impacted by the breach as the data grabbed from JCPenney
was not sufficient to create bogus cards. Ricciuti added that there was
therefore no need for consumers to know the company.s vulnerabilities.

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