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53M customer email addresses were also stolen in Home Depot breach

2014/11/07

Help Net Security - (International) Home Depot officials disclosed November 6 that an investigation into a previously reported breach of the company's payment data systems revealed that 53 million email addresses of customers in the U.S. and Canada were also compromised during the attack and officials urged consumers to be on guard against phishing scams. The company also reported that hackers used the stolen credentials of a third-party vendor to access the company's point-of-sale (PoS) devices, then acquired administrator rights that enabled them to deploy custom-built malware on self-checkout systems at the company's stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Source: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=17606

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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