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BROCKTON, Mass. — In what might seem a quixotic gesture of optimism, the $1.4 billion HarborOne Credit Union has not turned first to lawyers or to litigation to recover money it said it lost in a recent card security breach. It has sent the retailer that caused the breach a bill–for $590,000.

The credit union said the losses stem from the card data breach suffered by TJX, the parent company of several well-known retail brands, including TJ Maxx. The losses included in the April 30 invoice cover $90,000 the credit union said it spent to close and replace 9,000 debit card accounts and $500,000 of what it said the breach cost it in reputation cost for the debit cards.

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