They had it, they shouldn't have, now they lost it. Same story all over.
The funniest part of this is that they're trying to convince their public that it's a good idea to have a national ID card containing even more data and that they'll be responsible with that data.
Said someone from an anti-ID card group:
"It's inevitably good news for our campaign because it proves to people that this government, and indeed any government, cannot be trusted with this amount of information. For 25 million people this is a catastrophe but it is just a small herald of the national ID scheme which would mean a potential catastrophe for 60 million of us."Tags: Big Brother, Computers, Data Abuse, Data Breaches, Data Brokering, National ID, UK
And, as usual, the completely worthless response:
*Sigh*Tags: Countrywide, Data Breaches
And, again, if these companies would stop holding our credit card numbers far past the date that we used them, we wouldn't be having this problem.
If this is true, then how did they lose anything? Did they? The details are unclear.
This is so, so stupid. It's not weak security, its that you data-abused us for all our customer data that we didn't want you to keep anyway. If you hadn't stored all the data on us, you couldn't have lost it.
I already know they don't need to store our credit cards, but licenses and SSNs?Tags: Data Breaches, Identity Theft, TJX
So today my wife received a letter from our bank saying that her card was included in the data breach. They were very pleasant and helpful (as credit unions tend to be), but one thing caught my attention:
For the record, fraud alerts are required, but can be ignored. The problem is that it's the issuing company's responsibility to check for the fraud alert and act accordingly. Since it hurts their business to do so, it's far more likely that they will "miss" the flag (especially when they're on commission). That means that it may help and it may not.Tags: Data Breaches, Fraud Alerts, ID Theft, Public Confidence, Security Theater, TJ Maxx
Not a bad start at all. Granted, I think we should be able to block data brokers from having our information, but we have to begin somewhere.Congress, Data Breaches, Data Brokering, Privacy, Public Confidence
Consumer Affairs follows the story of TJ Maxx vs Consumers as they get sued for losing data due to "failing to maintain adequate computer data security of customer credit and debit card data". Well good.Tags: Data Breaches, Identity Theft, Public Confidence, TJ Maxx
In a not so surprising story, some large chain stores have been hacked and had their databases of customer information stolen creating a risk for their customers.
I hate these stories. If they didn't store so much data in the first place, this wouldn't even be a problem.Tags: Data Breaches, Marshalls, Public Confidence, TJ Maxx, TJX
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