Friday, March 26, 2010

TJX vs. Jethro

TJX, the operator of TXMAXX and Marshalls stores, was the victim of a massive cyberattack that compromised its computer systems and resulted in the thefts of millions of credit card numbers. Amazingly, the law enforcement agencies nailed a couple suspects, Alberto Gonzalez, and Jeremy Jethro.

What does this say about TJX's computer security? I can understand that a system might not be perfect and might not keep EVERYBODY out, but is it too much to ask to have a system good enough to keep out everybody named JETHRO? Unfortunately, Mr. Jethro's entanglement with this affair will pretty much put an end to his dreams of becoming a double-naught secret spy. Maybe if he started fresh as Jethrine?

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