Tjx Breach Case

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The data breach at TJX happened because TJX did not performance its due diligence in protecting customers’ financial information. TJX did not follow and meet all of PCI DSS requirements that put company’s and customers’ data as risk. The company was still using WEP which was outdated and vulnerable against hackers instead of choosing WAP2. The encryption was weak and not able to protect itself against the intrusion. TJX also made another mistake by storing unnecessary customers’ data since 2002 which allowed hackers to trace far back to transactions happened in 2002. In fact, TJX should be responsible for the breach by not taking IT security according to its standards. TJX got into this type of situation because they did not realize how
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