Home Depot employees transferred to Mac and iPhone theft after hackers 53 million e-mail addresses of its customers




One of the largest US retailers of building materials and tools Home Depot purchased for their leaders laptops MacBook and the iPhone after hackers broke into the company’s internal network. It is reported by 9to5Mac, citing its own sources.


Last week, Home Depot, specializing in the sale of building materials and tools, reported the theft by hackers 53 million e-mail addresses of its customers. According to a representative of the company, the criminals commit theft by receiving one of the providers login Home Depot.

The company assured that the compromised file contained only addresses, but not passwords or other sensitive information. However, a spokesman for the network called for all its customers to be vigilant, especially regarding the “new, not the expected electronic messages” because they can hide behind the attempts to obtain personal data.

“Having access to Home Depot with a username and password of one of the vendors, hackers have successfully conducted the attack on the company’s internal network. Exploit vulnerabilities in the operating system Windows », – WSJ reports, citing a source close to the investigation.

Two months earlier, Home Depot announced the theft of her attackers data on 56 million bank cards of its customers in the period April to September 2014. To reduce the likelihood of similar incidents in the future management of the company has transferred all senior managers on the ecosystem of Apple – Mac computers purchased smartphones and iPhone.


It is worth noting that Home Depot is not the only company that could not stand up to hacker attacks. In recent months, it became known stolen credit and debit card customers of American retail chain Kmart. Also, hackers managed to gain access to 83 million accounts JPMorgan Chase. Cyber ​​criminals attacked and the world’s largest mail distribution and logistics UPS, allegedly leaked information about 100,000 transactions.

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