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    JC Penny's Card? What JC Penny Doesn't Want You To Know

    For the past few months, national retailer J.C. Penney has been fighting an under-seal court battle to keep you from knowing that its payment card network was breached by U.S. and Eastern European hackers.

    The intrusions, by TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez and his overseas accomplices, occurred beginning in October 2007. J.C. Penney admits it was “wholly unaware” of the breach until the Secret Service told the company about it in May 2008, but now says with certitude that no identity or bank-card data was stolen in the breach it failed to detect. That’s why the company didn’t want to be identified to the public, says spokeswoman Darcie Brossart...


    Government Stops Shielding Corporate Breach ‘Victims’ | Threat Level | Wired.com
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