“Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal published an in-depth look at The Home Depot’s recent security breach of its payment data systems, in which 56 million credit card accounts and 53 million email addresses of customers were compromised,” Joe Rossignol reports for 9to5Mac. “A root cause of the security breach: a Windows vulnerability in the retailer’s main computer network.”
“The report unravels a lot of details related to how the security breach played out, with one anecdote that I found particularly interesting,” Rossignol reports. “Following the breach, an IT employee allegedly purchased two dozen new MacBooks and iPhones for senior executives at The Home Depot, indicating that the home-improvement retailer may have lost at least some confidence in its Microsoft-based systems.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Inexorably, the world awakens; too late, in some cases, for the damage to be avoided, but better late than never, we always say!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up]
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