Data Stolen From as Many as 56 Million Home Depot Credit Cards From April to September
This is just unacceptable. First Target, now Home Depot. Corporations and credit card companies are refusing to spend money to protect their systems and we “consumers” are left holding the bag.
I’m ashamed to admit it because the founder of Home Depot is a crazed, anti-worker corporatist who compared people who are working for more balanced income equality to Nazis, but I purchased gardening supplies from them this summer so hey, I guess I better get a new debit card.
Home Depot Inc (HD.N) said on Thursday that data could have been stolen from 56 million payment cards by criminals who used malware from April to September to hack into its systems at stores in the United States and Canada.
The world’s largest home improvement chain said the malware, which was custom-built to evade detection, has been removed from its U.S. and Canadian stores.
Home Depot started investigating the breach from Sept. 2 after security website Krebs on Security reported that all of the retailer’s U.S. stores may have been affected by data theft.
“We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience and ‘anxiety this has caused and want to reassure them that they will not be liable for fraudulent charges,” Home Depot’s chairman and chief executive officer, Frank Blake, said in a statement.
I can only imagine going to Home Depot complaining about a “fraudulent charge” and the bureaucratic nightmare that would ensue trying to get it removed.
Entry filed under: Corporatocracy.