Arrests made over the TJ Maxx card hack

It's taken a while, but the US Secret Service has finally made an arrest in connection with the widely-reported TJ Maxx payment card hack of earlier this year.

Newswire reports say that a Ukrainian man (where else -Ed) has been arrested in Turkey over allegations that he was selling some of the credit and debit card numbers stolen in a data hack of at least 45 million cards of TJX retail customers.

As reported previously, the TJX case is believed to be the largest of its type in the US - TJX is the owner of 2,500 discount retail stores worldwide including TJ Maxx and Marshalls.

Authorities say they are hoping that the arrest of Maksym Yastremskiy, suspected of being a major international trafficker in stolen data, will eventually lead to information uncovering the TJX hackers' identities.

Interestingly, despite the story over his arrest only surfacing in the last 24 hours, it seems that the 24-year-old Ukrainian was arrested several weeks ago in the Turkish resort city of Kemer.

There's still a long way to go before a successful prosecution, however, and, of course, the identities of the hackers who carried out the original systems hack have yet to be revealed...