Home Depot Card Thieves Bought Milk or Cheap Meals
The end of the road for the 56 million credit card numbers stolen a month ago from Home Depot turns out , often as not, to be a cheap meal at McDonald's or a gallon of milk from a grocery store.
We're generally not seeing $1,000 transactions where they're buying wide screen TVs, said Rob Miller, chief operations officer with San Diego based Mission Federal Credit Union.
Back in April someone inserted malicious software....malware....into point of sale machines at Home Depot stores in USA and Canada.
Many in the security community suspect the attackers were in Russia or Eastern Europe. The malware skimmed off credit and debit card information, undetected, for six months. As many as 56 million cards were compromised, according to Home Depot.