Archive for June, 2008

TJX Is in the News Again

TJX is once again in the news. Nick Benson, now a former TJ Maxx employee in Lawrence, Kansas, was recently fired for posting entries on a news group site concerning poor information security practices within TJX. Benson’s postings among other things state that after the news of the massive data security breach at TJX surfaced, TJX had, announced that many of its security practices were being tightened. Benson noticed, however, that the password for employee computer access at his store was blank and that it was possible to choose a password that is identical to one’s username. The basis for firing Benson was unauthorized disclosure of confidential information. Read more…

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