A Brief Summary Of The Home Depot Attack

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In 2014 there was a security breach that attacked Home Depot’s payment terminal’s which affected 56 million credit card and debit card numbers. The attack estimated about a cost of $194 per customer from credit fraud and re-issuance cost. Making this breach bigger than the holiday attack at target. This attack was reported on September 2nd and its said that was also when the malware was taken off. But the hackers were too fast and began attacking retailers by targeting their payment system. The attack on Home Depot in 2014 happened from hackers that retrieved stolen vendor login credentials which allowed access to home depot’s system. the hackers then install malware on home depot’s payment system, which helped the hackers steal the credit
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