Now it is the turn of Home Depot

In September, Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement chain, confirmed that a whopping 56 million credit and debit cards were affected by a data breach. Then in November, the company disclosed that hackers had also stolen 53 million email addresses. The company said criminals used a third-party vendor’s user name and password to enter the perimeter of Home Depot’s network. The hackers then acquired elevated rights which allowed them to navigate portions of the company’s network and to deploy unique, custom-built malware on its self-checkout systems in the U.S. and Canada.

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