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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

TK Maxx customers may be affected by Hacker Attack


If you shop or recently shoped at a TK Maxx in Limerick then you may want to read the following article from siliconrepublic.com who are claiming that Irish customers of the chain may have had their credit card details compromised.

The scare comes after a Hacker managed to successfully attack one of the companies’ databases in the U.S.

As yet, the company said it doesn’t know the full extent of the theft and which customers have been affected. It confirmed that it has identified some customer information that was stolen from its systems and this “may involve customers of its TK Maxx stores in the UK and Ireland”.

TJX said that investigations so far have revealed that an unauthorised intruder accessed the computer systems that process and store information related to customer transactions during 2003 and from mid-May to December last year for stores in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. In a statement, the company said it was “concerned that the intrusion may extend to the computer systems that process and store information related to customer transactions for TK Maxx in the UK and Ireland”.

So far, the investigation has not been able to confirm whether this further intrusion actually took place.

The company implores anyone who thinks they might have been affected by the hack to call 0800 77 90 15 for more details.

Or email TJX Customer Service at: customerservice AT tjx.com

Cheers to Donal for the tip.

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