Security breach at TJX
The year began with a startling announcement : credit and debit card information had been stolen from the computer systems at TJX Cos., owner of the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls chains.
The security breach, the largest in history, affected 94 million accounts. TJX recently settled lawsuits with banks that sued the retailer to recover costs caused by the theft. To date, no one has been charged.