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Home Depot must improve security as part of $17.5 million data-breach settlement with US states

By Mike Swift
  • 24 Nov 2020 16:57
  • 24 Nov 2020 16:57
Home Depot will pay $17.5 million to settle allegations brought by a group of 46 US states over a 2014 data breach in which hackers planted malicious software at store checkouts that stole the payment-card information of about 40 million consumers.
In an agreement announced today by New York Attorney

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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