Citigroup May Have Discovered Data Breach Early: TJX

Law360, New York (December 6, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- In ongoing litigation over what's been called the largest retail data security breach in U.S. history, discount retailer TJX Cos. has filed documents suggesting that Citigroup Inc. may have been aware of the illegal intrusion into its computer networks months before TJX learned of it.

In a Wednesday motion to compel Citigroup's compliance with a November subpoena, TJX said it learned in July 2006 that a large credit card-issuing bank had discovered fraud in certain of its customer accounts, and an internal analysis had “preliminarily linked...
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