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Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped at its stores. The Department of Homeland Security Department warned last month that more than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.
The risks were clear to computer experts inside Home Depot: The chain, they warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers. NYT reports.
Autozone Inc. fell $5.87 or 1.1 percent, to $526.44. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $63.85. Best Buy fell$. 35 or 1.0 percent, to $34.61.
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Autozone Inc. fell $5.32 or 1.0 percent, to $527.00. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $63.86. Lowe's Cos. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $54.02.
Autozone Inc. rose $1.09 or. 2 percent, to $533.40. Bed Bath& Beyond Inc. rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $64.10. Best Buy rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $35.06.
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BOSTON/ CHICAGO, Sept 18- Home Depot Inc Thursday said some 56 million payment cards were likely compromised in a cyberattack at its stores, suggesting the hacking attack at the home improvement chain was larger than last year's unprecedented breach at Target Corp..
Sept 18- Home Depot Inc 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.
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Sept 18- Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc said 56 million card details were likely stolen in a data breach between April and September at its stores in the United States and Canada. Criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection in the breach, the company said.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- JPMorgan Chase& Co is replacing some credit and debit cards following the security breach at Home Depot Inc, a company spokesman said. JPMorgan spokesman Paul Hartwick could not immediately say how many cards are likely to be replaced.
NEW YORK, Sept 17- JPMorgan Chase& Co is replacing some credit and debit cards following the security breach at Home Depot Inc, according to a company spokesman. JPMorgan spokesman Paul Hartwick could not immediately say how many cards are likely to be replaced.
Home Depot's consumer perception fell to a two-year low following the retailer's announcement that it suffered a data breach.
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