The worlds largest home improvement retailer was hit by a massive Data Breach impacting Debit and Credit Cards with over 56 million cards impacted by the incident.
This latest data security incident at Home Depot is right on the back of Target data breach earlier this year that saw the details for 40 million credit cards stolen and put up for sale on the black market.
While there is no evidence that debit card PINs were compromised in the Home Depot data breach the investigation is still ongoing.
Home Depot have stated that the breach is worse than the Target breach making the Home Depot breach the largest in history.
The security firms hired by Home Depot to investigate have discovered a variant of the same Malware used against Target however since the discovery Home Depot has stated that the attackers "used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection. The malware had not been seen previously in other attacks, according to Home Depot’s security partners."
The cost so far is $ 64 million and likely to increase as the investigation continues.
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