Thursday, March 29, 2007

TJX Reveals Even More Information Exposed

TJX has stated in a regulatory filing yesterday that another 455,000 of their customers had their personal data taken by hackers. TJX first revealed the massive breach earlier in the year.

Reportedly 45.7 million credit and debit card numbers have been by hackers from TJX over a period of years.

Thursday, March 15, 2007


A California state judge has dismissed all the charges against Patricia Dunn in the Hewlett Packard pretexting scandal. Dunn, the former Chairman of the Board, had been charged with several felonies relating to actions taken at HP to gain access to phone records of members of the Board.

Charges against other HP employees and data brokers were not dismissed.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

FTC Investigating TJX Breach

According to a story in the Boston Globe, the FTC is investigating a reported security breach at TJX, a large retailer which operates more than 2,000 stores, including T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.

In January of 2007, TJX announced that a breach of consumer data occurred in 2006, then later amended that to say that hackers had broken into their computers as early as July 2005.

Boston Globe

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Hewlett-Packard Puts New Safeguards in Place

Hewlett-Packard has put new safeguards to prevent the kinds of problems that developed at the company in its Board of Directors leak investigation.

According to an article by Anne Broache of CNET News, Jonathan Hoak, HP's chief ethics and compliance officer, thoroughly vets outside companies before using them to conduct investigations. Chief Privacy Officer Scott Taylor and CEO Mark Hurd said they are committed to "building a world-class ethics and compliance program."