TJ Maxx and Marshalls
Shoppers looking for a bargain at TJ Maxx and Marhsalls got more than just that in February of 2007 when thieves stole information on tens of millions of debit and credit cards. The systems of parent company TJX may have been compromised for more than a year, and TXJ ended up paying millions to banks, consumers, credit card companies and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the breach.
Back in 2007, NBC News reported that the TJ Maxx data theft was believed to the biggest hack ever. Drivers’ license data from customers who had returned merchandise was also compromised along with the debit and credit card information, and experts began labeling the TJX case as an incident likely to “serve as a case study for computer security and business students for years to come.”