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UPDATE: Home Depot Confirms Breach; BlackPOS Implicated
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User Rank: Apprentice
9/9/2014 | 9:34:33 AM
Re: Was Home Depot PCI DSS Compliant?
Good questions.  I had very similar thoughts
User Rank: Ninja
9/8/2014 | 1:44:02 PM
Was Home Depot PCI DSS Compliant?
I am curious - was Home Depot certified for PCI DSS compliance, and if so, when? If they were indeed breached, how did the malware enter the environment, and eventually spread to the POS endpoints? PCI scoped machines are supposed to be isolated from the rest of the network using some sort of segmentation strategy. Particularly disturbing is the malware's method of evading detection. Did Home Depot have a centrally managed anti-malware application? If they did, then shouldn't it have either actively or passivly detected and informed the central management platform that something was amiss? Additionally, if this malware is a variant of the one that hit Target, then its basic behavior pattern should already be known to anti-malware applications and mitigation strategies, so how did the data exfiltration escape detection (assuming that they were, in fact, breached)? One would think that retailers in general would be more vigilant and already be on the lookout for this type of event, and have a strategy in place to comabt it. I also wonder how many big name retailers actually re-evaluated their security posture after the Target incident. Does anyone know of any surveys that asked companies if they did anything like that?

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