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[ NNSquad ] Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable

Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable

(NY Times): http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/20/business/ex-employees-say-home-depot-left-data-vulnerable.html?_r=0

    "In recent years, Home Depot relied on outdated software to protect its
     network and scanned systems that handled customer information
     irregularly, those people said. Some members of its security team left
     as managers dismissed their concerns. Others wondered how Home Depot
     met industry standards for protecting customer data. One went so far
     as to warn friends to use cash, rather than credit cards, at the
     company's stores.  Then, in 2012, Home Depot hired a computer engineer
     to help oversee security at its 2,200 stores. But this year, as hacks
     struck other retailers, that engineer was sentenced to four years in
     prison for deliberately disabling computers at the company where he
     previously worked."

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