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Home Depot Hack May Have Hit Mostly Self-Checkout Lanes

About 56M credit cards affected, more than at Target

(Newser) - Home Depot released specifics on its security breach today, and it was indeed bigger than the breach at Target: The hardware chain says 56 million credit cards were compromised between April and September at stores in the US and Canada, compared with 40 million in the Target hack , reports USA ... More »

Target Hack's Price: 46% Drop in Profit

Q4 sales dropped due to scared customers

(Newser) - Target's massive data breach wasn't just a PR disaster for the company, it was a financial one, too. Target announced its earnings today, and blamed the breach for knocking its Q4 profit down 46%. It also said that its sales fell 5.3%, as the breach scared off... More »

Report Shows Just How Innovative Target Hack Was

Virus is impervious to antivirus software, uses method 'new to eCrime'

(Newser) - It looks like the hackers that hit Target had lots of other, well, targets. The Department of Homeland Security recently sent retailers and financial service companies a secret memo warning that the Target hit appeared to be part of a larger international campaign, the Wall Street Journal reports, an insight... More »

Our Credit Cards, Cassette Tapes Use Same Technology

And that makes the US the top victim location for hacks like the Target one

(Newser) - "The US is the top victim location for card counterfeit attacks like this," says the CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association of the recent Target hack . That's in part because US credit and debit cards rely on an easy-to-copy magnetic strip on the back of the card,... More »

Target: Up to 40M Hit by Credit-Card Hack

Company had massive breach around Black Friday, through as late as Sunday

(Newser) - Attention, Target shoppers: That Black Friday bargain you scored might have some serious strings attached. Target today confirmed that some 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach, after Krebs on Security and the Wall Street Journal yesterday reported the chain was investigating... More »

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