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Home Depot Investigates a Possible Data Breach

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posted on Sep, 2 2014 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: ANNED

Sloppy security, like keeping the info past the transaction or not bothering to encrypt the info, are truly bad policies on the part of the big retailers, however, the bad guys have a work around for everything.

The blackpos hack reads your card at the register when it its swiped and there is a device that fits over the slot of atms and reads your card before the atm machine does. They have everything on you now anyways, all of it. They know more about you than you can remember and they use that to hack into whatever service you use online. I could put up the list, but any one stop background checking service will give you everything except the SS# legally for a fee. The SS# is found on the criminal torrent sites, for really cheap too. The damage is done, the blood is flowing freely from the wounds and no one can stop the bleeding.
edit on 2-9-2014 by MichiganSwampBuck because: Typo

edit on 2-9-2014 by MichiganSwampBuck because: Fixed Verb agreement - Blasted English Teachers!




posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 08:28 AM
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Looking back on the threads I made on this subject, there are five to date, there are very few responses compared to other trivial subjects I have posted. That is, in itself, an interesting observation and worthy of a new thread.

Perhaps we have been overloaded with doom porn so much lately that folks are putting blinders on. I know that I have become jaded and numb to these escalating events. The recent beheadings barely gave me a rise, but a few years ago I would have been foaming at the mouth just from the thought of it. So ID and card theft seem tame in comparison to many events these days. Regardless of the reasons, this is something that can no longer be ignored in my opinion.

And to think, during the wars, the media wasn't allowed to even show a casket coming home, but now?



posted on Sep, 8 2014 @ 09:03 PM
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They just verified that the hack indeed took place and all that info was stolen.

Once again, have to hear it on the evening T.V. news broadcast.



posted on Sep, 19 2014 @ 11:00 PM
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Alright, I just saw an interview with Brian Krebbs on CBS Evening news. He says, just like I said, that the information is now on the Russian black market. He also said that the online system for selling the stolen data has been upgraded for the ease of shopping for just the right stolen information. They showed some screen shots and it looks really well organized.

It was a really short interview and the only consequence mentioned was that the banks were going to absorb the losses after the victims get compromised. They never discussed the implications of that, and no one else is either. How much can the banks take? They must reach a breaking point once the losses are at a critical mass. Brian Krebbs wasn't given the time to emphasize the implications and the scope of the problem, plus it was right near the end of the broadcast. Too little, too late. Mark my words, this is going to destroy our world wide system. This doom porn is a real snuff film, not some fantasy.




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