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BREAKING: Home Depot Hack Is Now The Biggest Retail Breach In U.S. History

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The cyberattack that Home Depot started investigating this month represents the biggest hack of a U.S. retailer in history.

The company said today that 56 million cards were affected by the hack, making it larger than the 40 million cards compromised through a breach at Target late last year. Home Depot said the malware, unique to its attack, was present in stores between April and September of this year and has now been removed from its U.S. and Canadian networks.

“To protect customer data until the malware was eliminated, any terminals identified with malware were taken out of service, and the company quickly put in place other security enhancements,” the company said. “The hackers’ method of entry has been closed off, the malware has been eliminated from the company’s systems, and the company has rolled out enhanced encryption of payment data to all U.S. stores.”

Similar incidents have hit Neiman Marcus, P.F. Chang’s, and most notably Target in the past year. Home Depot said it will switch to EMV “Chip and PIN” technology by the end of this year at all of its U.S. stores, a more secure payment method, ahead of an October 2015 deadline from the payments industry requiring such a shift.

“These projects required writing tens of thousands of lines of new software code and deploying nearly 85,000 new pin pads to stores,” Home Depot said today.

Affected customers can learn more about free identity protection services services at www.homedepot.com or by calling 1-800-HOMEDEPOT, the retailer said.

Source:  for Buzzfeed News

Thank God for Bill Clinton. That man can explain any situation to you and come up with a solution.

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

tilkmilk:

facts

tilkmilk:

facts

Also, this guy friend wants to go out with me.

One of my guy friends is trying to justify what Rush Limbaugh said about sex and consent.

jewchele:

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coutois:

6 months in jail for being a responsible father.

coutois:

6 months in jail for being a responsible father.

My special coverage this weekend is coming to a close with this post. I sincerely hope that the coverage has been informative & eyeopening. It has been for me. I hope that the coverage put why I have been steadfastly covering the Michael Brown murder. I have been covering it so more people could see what African-Americans have went through for years in our country, and to possibly stop some people from being racist. Also, I wanted to humanize and help people understand about all of the cases of African-Americans that have been murdered. If there have been any cases that I have forgotten in the coverage, I sincerely apologize and I will make sure to share their stories.

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