The Globe and Mail and CBC
are reporting that the parent company of Winners and Homesense, TJX Cos., was hacked into over the Christmas season, losing literally millions of credit card accounts. The company - which is still trying to assess to full extent of the damage - says the information stolen is for transactions between 2003 and 2006.
'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... "Our first concern is the potential impact of this crime on our customers, and we strongly recommend that they carefully review their credit card and debit card statements, and other account information for unauthorized use," [said a company representative.'
So if you don't remember purchasing that $500,000 sofa from Winners, I'd look at your statement a little closer.