Home Depot vs Target

Confirmed: Home Depot credit card hack significantly bigger than Target’s

By on September 19, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Confirmed: Home Depot credit card hack significantly bigger than Target’s

Home Depot has just confirmed what was previously rumored, that its recently announced credit card data breach may be of bigger proportions than the attack suffered by Target late last year. Reuters reports that the retail chain announced that 56 million payment cards were compromised in the attack that lasted for a few months, much longer than the Target heist – the same hacker group is believed to be behind both attacks, and many similar others targeting payment terminals in U.S. stores. More →

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Home Depot Credit Card Breach

Home Depot’s massive credit card data breach may be even bigger than attack on Target

By on September 9, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Home Depot’s massive credit card data breach may be even bigger than attack on Target

Home Depot already confirmed a few days ago it has been the victim of an elaborate cyber attack, without providing specific details about the number of users that may have been affected in this new credit and debit card data heist. The company on Monday again confirmed that hackers managed to get in its in-store payment systems, The New York Times reports, and the new attack may be even bigger than the similar breach that occurred in late 2013 at Target. More →

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Home Depot Credit Card Theft

Home Depot appears to be the next victim of massive credit card theft

By on September 3, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Home Depot appears to be the next victim of massive credit card theft

Home Depot might be the next victim of a massive cyberattack, Krebs on Security and The Wall Street Journal report, although specific details have not been offered by the company yet. More →

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Target Backoff Malware Data Breach

Your credit card might already be for sale on the black market

By on August 25, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

Your credit card might already be for sale on the black market

U.S. retailers have been hit by a huge wave of cyber crime that may have started with the Target hack, a massive data breach that allowed hackers to steal credit and debit card information for more than 40 million customers, and personal details for more than 70 million people. But Target was not the only retailer hit, as more than 1,000 American businesses may have been affected by the same malware, the New York Times has revealed. More →

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Target Credit Card Data Hack

Target’s CEO is the latest victim of the massive credit card hack

By on May 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM.

Target’s CEO is the latest victim of the massive credit card hack

Target on Monday announced that Gregg Steinhafel, the company’s CEO, President and Chairman of the board, has stepped down from all positions following the massive credit card hack the company had been hit with late last year. More →

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Cheaper Galaxy S5 Deals

Don’t buy the Galaxy S5 before you check out these deals

By on April 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Don’t buy the Galaxy S5 before you check out these deals

The Galaxy S5 is already available for preorder from many carriers in the U.S., and will be available in stores in a few days, but interested buyers should check Target and Best Buy’s new offers that may help them score a cheaper new Samsung flagship handset, especially if they plan to buy the handset on-contract. More →

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Xbox One Sale

Big new sale makes Xbox One much cheaper than PS4

By on April 8, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Big new sale makes Xbox One much cheaper than PS4

Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox One video game console has been well-received thus far but there’s no question that sales have been lagging behind Sony’s rival box, the PlayStation 4. A number of industry watchers have suggested that the Xbox One’s price, which at $499 is $100 more than the PS4, was one of the main reasons for the console’s comparatively weak sales — Sony announced last month that PS4 sales had surpasses 6 million units, while the last number we heard from Microsoft was 3 million units as of the end of 2013. If price is indeed the biggest barrier for the Xbox One, a huge new sale that makes the Xbox One much cheaper than the PS4 could be just what Microsoft needs to push forward. More →

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Target Data Hack How It Happened

It turns out Target could have easily prevented its massive security breach

By on March 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

It turns out Target could have easily prevented its massive security breach

The massive breach that occurred around Thanksgiving last year could have been prevented by Target’s existing security personnel and advanced security software, an extensive investigative report from Bloomberg Businessweek reveals. But instead, Target did nothing, allowing hackers to steal over 40 million credit cards, as well as personal data for over 70 million customers. More →

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Target Hackers Credentials Theft

Here’s how the Target hackers pulled off their incredible heist

By on February 6, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Here’s how the Target hackers pulled off their incredible heist

More details regarding the massive hack that hit Target late last year have been uncovered, revealing how attackers gained access to the retailer’s systems. After a recent report said that the hackers used old-school tactics like actually stealing the credentials of a Target employee to gain access to the store, Krebs on Security now says that the credentials actually belonged to a Target maintenance company that dealt with, among other things, air conditioning vents. More →

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Target Smart Cards Launch

Target moves quickly to prevent future hacks

By on February 4, 2014 at 11:15 PM.

Target moves quickly to prevent future hacks

Target’s chief financial officer and executive vice president John Mulligan authored an opinion piece in The Hill on Monday, in which he revealed the company is accelerating its $100 million smart card program following the massive hack it suffered in late 2013. According to Mulligan, the first REDcards smart cards will be deployed in early 2015, more than six years earlier than initially expected, and the technology will also be implemented in the retailers store. More →

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Target Hack Investigation

Target hack not possible without some old-school theft

By on January 30, 2014 at 10:45 PM.

Target hack not possible without some old-school theft

The massive hack that hit Target in the weeks before Christmas 2013 wouldn’t have been possible without someone actually stealing the credentials of a vendor, Reuters revealed. “The ongoing forensic investigation has indicated that the intruder stole a vendor’s credentials, which were used to access our system,” Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said, without revealing what was taken. More →

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Target security attack

A look inside the complex logistics behind the Target hacks

By on January 22, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

A look inside the complex logistics behind the Target hacks

Even though police have arrested two people in Texas who have used stolen Target credit card information, the hackers behind the breach will likely never be found, AP reports. The breach, in which 40 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen along with the personal information for 70 million customers, was likely carried about out by Russian or Eastern European hackers. These hackers are likely part of a complex heirarchy that keeps them several layers removed from the arrested card users. More →

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Target Malware Origin

Target data hack only the beginning of massive, sophisticated attack

By on January 17, 2014 at 1:15 PM.

Target data hack only the beginning of massive, sophisticated attack

The Target data breach may be just the tip of the iceberg in what seems to be a massive sophisticated attack on U.S. retailers that may have possibly originated in Russia, according to newly discovered evidence. The Wall Street Journal reports that federal and private investigators who are looking into the matter have discovered that parts of the malware used to hit Target has been available on the black market since last spring, and was written in Russian, leading them to believe the attack may have ties to organized crime in the former Soviet Union. More →

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