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Home Depot Confirms Data Breach

After a week of speculation, on Monday, Home Depot confirmed a security breach of customer payment data. According to an article on cnet.com, the company announced any customer who used a credit or debit card in its US stores from …

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Home Depot and Target Hit By Same Malware

Home Depot’s recent security lapse was a result of the same malware that attacked Target months ago. Krebs on Security reports that last week’s Home Depot. hack was “aided in part by a new variant of the same malicious software program …

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Home Depot Security Gets Hacked

Home Depot CEO Frank Blake addressed the company’s possible credit card breach for the first time today, although he refused to confirm wether an actual breach officially occurred. At an investor conference, he said the do-it-yourself retailer learned about the potential breach …

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New POS Virus Detected

The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, issued a warning to retailers about a new POS malware hack that has been detected. Dubbed “Backoff,” the family of malware exploits has been found in …

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Lowe’s Acknowledges Third Party Data Breach

According to an article by eSecurity Planet, Lowe’s recently began notifying an undisclosed number of current and former employees that their personal information may have been disclosed when a third-party vendor mistakenly backed up Lowe’s employee data to an unsecured server. …

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National Retail Federation Testifies on Importance of Protecting Consumer Data

The National Retail Federation recently told a congressional panel that the retail industry is committed to safeguarding and protecting consumer data and information from highly motivated and sophisticated cybercriminals and hackers. “Retailers make significant investments every year in order to protect [consumer] …

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Nuts and Bolts of Recent Retail Breaches

Retail data breach and identity theft concerns have heightened since the December 2013 announcement Target was attacked by hackers and bank card information for more than 100 million of its customers were stolen—this followed by the recent announcement that retailer …

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Data Breach! Don’t Become the Next Target

Odds are, you will or maybe already have been a victim. You may not even know it. As more retailers utilize technologically advanced retail systems, both online and in store, customers are growing more and more at risk for having …

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