TJX, the corporation that owns and operates T.J. Maxx and Marshall's, now says a security breach of its computer systems was more extensive than previously reported.
Hackers got into T-J-X’s customer data files and stole credit information. Corporate officials thought the thefts took place between May 2006 and January 2007.
But they've now learned someone hacked into the computer system in July 2005 and other periods during that year.
The hackers stole credit and debit card data from transactions at U-S and Puerto Rican stores.
They may also have stolen some drivers' license numbers, names and addresses of people who returned merchandise without receipts.
T-J-X is notifying the customers it can identify. The company has not said how many customers were affected.
If you need information you can call the T-J-X hotline at 866-484-6978.