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Submission + - Owner of Winners, HomeSense says hacker stole data

kartis writes: is this the headline event that is going to finally get serious protections from our respective governments on privacy? Apparently this breach has been ongoing since 2003. "Millions of credit card accounts may have been compromised after hackers stole customer information last year from computer systems of TJX Cos., the U.S. parent firm of Canadian retailers Winners and HomeSense...Citing unnamed sources, the Globe and Mail reported Thursday that two million Visa credit card accounts in Canada and 20 million Visa cards globally have been affected." http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2007/01/18/winnersbr each.html

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