[ISN] Home Depot spent $43M on data breach in one quarter alone

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2852179/home-depot-spent-43m-on-data-breach-in-one-quarter-alone.html By Jeremy Kirk IDG News Service Nov 25, 2014 Home Depot spent $43 million in its third quarter dealing with the fallout of one of the largest ever data breaches, highlighting the costly nature of security failures. The retailer said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that it expects $15 million of that cost will be reimbursed by a $100 million network security and privacy liability insurance policy. The $43 million was spent on investigations, providing identity theft protection services to consumers, increased call center staffing and other legal and professional services. Attackers stole 56 million payment card details and collected 53 million email addresses of people who shopped at Home Depot’s stores between April and September in the U.S. and Canada. They gained access to Home Depot’s network by using the login credentials of one of the retailer’s vendors. […]