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Home Depot to pay massive amounts of money for 2014 breach

Do you honestly think that it is ok for companies like Home Depot to just pay tons of money and say how sorry they are for the breach that happened at their stores? According to an article I’ve recently read that indicate that this company has settled by paying millions of dollars.

I don’t think this is solving anything. The article that I’ve recently read said they had a smaller breach in Canada but yet many breaches happen every day from many different companies large and small.

The Home Depot breach is one of the biggest on record, according to the article. They claim that it cost them 179 million dollars to clean up, yet in the same breath, you talk about another breach you recently had too.

This settlement is with 46 states and the district of columbia. The settlement comes one month after their release of info about Canada and the breach there.

“Instead of building a secure system, The Home Depot failed to protect consumers and put their data at risk,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said
about the 2014 incident.

In that breach, hackers wormed their way into Home Depot’s network and implanted malware into its self-checkout system, thereby obtaining customer card
information over a five-month period.

There is more to this story, including information about what home depot needs to do including hiring someone who can help them find people that can help protect their network and other aspects the article covers well.

Home Depot to pay states $17.5 million over massive 2014 data breach is the article, and have fun with this one.


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Home Depot to pay massive amounts of money for 2014 breach was released on November 27, 2020 at 9:34 am by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: November 27, 2020.


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