Home Depot released an update on the status of their breach investigation. The update didn't include many details, but the retailer did confirm that the incident impacted 56 million customers, making their breach larger than the incident at Target.
In a statement Home Depot said that the company's investigation, with includes elements of the US Secret Service, Symantec, and their own internal teams, has determined that "unique, custom-built malware" was used in order to help the criminals evade detection. That investigators are calling the malware new puts to rest speculation that said it was related to BlackPOS, the malware used during the Target breach.
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