Hardware Store Compromised

Yet another major corporation has fallen victim to the actions of cyber criminals. Home Depot, a very popular hardware store, is the latest in (what seems to be) a never ending line of companies to have its customers credit card information compromised. Cyber-crime is not a new phenomenon. It has been going on for years. But the eye of the public has only been brought to this issue with more recent information attacks, such as the famous Heartbleed Bug, or the devastating Target breach. The investigation of this incident is still in the early stages, but industry professionals aren’t optimistic, and predictions estimate that this attack is more damaging than Target’s. In the end it is the consumers who suffer. Protect yourself, and protect your customers. Stay ahead of these attacks before you become the headline. http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2014/09/here_we_go_again_home_depot_se.html