HYANNIS – Legal professional General Maura Healey just lately introduced that her workplace secured $525,000 in a settlement with The Home Depot, Inc.
The workplace stated that the settlement resolved a multi-state investigation of a 2014 knowledge breach that uncovered the cost card info of roughly 40 million shoppers nationwide, together with buyers at 45 Home Depot shops in Massachusetts.
“Retailers must take meaningful steps to protect consumers’ credit and debit card information from theft when they shop,” stated AG Healey in an announcement.
“This settlement ensures Home Depot complies with our state’s robust knowledge safety legislation and requires the corporate to take steps to guard shopper info from unlawful use or disclosure.”
The breach concerned hackers gaining entry by way of the retailer’s community by way of malware deployed on the corporate’s self-checkout point-of-sale system.
Clients who used self-checkout lanes all through U.S. Home Depot shops between April 10, 2014 and September 13, 2014 had been prone to their cost card info being obtained by hackers.