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Home Depot Security Breach Exposed 56 Million Credit Cards

19
Sep
2014

The Home Depot security breach that was unveiled earlier this month has been assessed and it’s even more terrible than originally thought. 56 million unique credit cards were put to risk by hackers.

The company claims that criminals used unique and custom-built malware to evade detection, which is why it took so long to detect the issues. “The malware had not been seen previously in other attacks,” the company explained.

Home Depot estimates that the malware was present in its systems betwee…

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