Tuesday, September 2, 2014, Home Depot was investigating a possible breach. Since then they have confirmed the breach and verified that customer payment card information could be compromised. You can visit Home Depot’s web site to read more and how you may eligible for free identity protection services. This follow’s the data breach at Target a few weeks back involving 40 million credit cards and information on 70 million customers. How it happened at Target could happen to any business — big or small. A heating and ventilation system service provider stole the billing system. Some reports show it only costs $25 – $100 get a hold of someone’s data. That drives hacker’s incentive for the big score.
Here is the take-away: Take precaution by getting the right security for your business from a reputable IT provider using reputable, business-class products. There are many small business guys that do work for big business stores. In order to prevent malware from spreading, all businesses must take same levels of precaution.
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