TJX Cos. has agreed to pay $9.7 million in a settlement with 41 states over a computer breach that left millions of consumers vulnerable to identity theft, Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett said.

The settlement resolves claims that TJX failed to take sufficient steps to protect consumer information, Corbett said in a press release Monday. The agreement will lead to the creation of a $2.5 million national fund to investigate future data security breaches.

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