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If a breach is confirmed, Home Depot will be the latest target in a recent string of hacking attacks against major companies, after Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, Sally’s Beauty, P.F. Chang’s and United Parcel Service. Those companies said criminals had installed malicious software on their systems that siphoned out customers’ payment information. The hackers who broke into the systems are believed to belong to the same crime ring in Eastern Europe.
The number of customers affected by the breaches amounts to more than one-third of the American population. In late July, the Homeland Security Department and the Secret Service issued a report warning retailers to check their in-store cash register systems for a set of malware that could evade detection of antivirus products. The Secret Service estimated that over 1,000 businesses had been infected by the software, which security researchers called Backoff.
Mr. Krebs said the potential infiltration of Home Depot’s customer data might have begun as far back as May. That could make a Home Depot breach even bigger than that of Target, which began last November and was reported in December.
originally posted by: violet
What if it's just another way to issue some new money spending laws?
' We are implementing going digital. Please visit an authorized doctor who will insert the chip into your dominant hand. Once chip is installed. Visit your financial institution, who will scan your hand and upload all accounts you currently hold with the bank. You will not lose any funds.
From then on, all you need to do is wave your hand across the reader at the cash register. Online shoppers will be pleased to learn we have designed an app that will also scan your hand. Apple users can use Passport. More merchants shall be added shortly".
Brought to you by DHS and the anti money laundering regulators.
originally posted by: charles1952
a reply to: Iamthatbish
No, I wasn't freaking out. I assumed it was partial punishment for the rotten things I've done and accepted it calmly.
But, even besides the Internet, I keep hearing that our electrical grid would go. That would cause the rot of some foods and medicines, water pumps. Heck, you know all the scenarios.
originally posted by: smurfy
You could even entertain at some stage a hack at the homeland, none better to do that than NSA rogues.
And BTW OP, what makes you think that only now could you be compromised? common sense should tell you that the internet is an open book far exceeding in lack of security than anything before the internet. Anybody trying to sell the notion of online security is telling porkies.
I took a time out to watch NCIS, every commercial break had a credit card commercial. They just keep up appearances so it looks all so good. Ah, and don't forget paid services like "life lock", that will keep your identity safe.