TJX companies - On December 18, 2006 TJX companies found...

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On December 18, 2006 TJX companies found out that their computer systems had been infiltrated and the intruders stole over 45.7 million credit card numbers, the hackers also obtained personal records of 451,000 customers. TJX companies had poorly secured computer kiosks, which control the access to the company’s internal network. TJX had firewalls in place, but they weren’t set up to block malicious traffic from the kiosks. For the poor wireless security, they were still using the old Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption systems, which is a system that is easy for hackers to break. They had encryption codes in place that were easy to crack. TJX companies stored information that it wasn’t suppose to on its system and that how the hackers got all the personal information. The first thing that should have took place for TJX companies to have their information more secure, would be for them to have followed PCI regulations. Next they could have had a firewall system set up to stop malicious traffic from the kiosks. To improve their WEP system
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