Card Heist Damage Spreads

The Register reports that banks and retailers in the United States and Canada have begun to report an increasing amount of illicit transactions thought to be linked to the server breach announced last week by the TJX Companies, the commercial giant that owns retail chains in the US, Canada, and Europe.

The story adds "More than 60 of the 205 banks in Massachusetts have begun reissuing cards after being contacted by credit card companies about compromised cards, the Massachusetts Bankers Association stated this week. However, only half of the state's banks have reported in to the group. The transactions have occurred in at least three states, as well as Hong Kong and Sweden, the MBA said in statement."