Home Depot Malware Hints at Different Hackers Than Target’s

Dune Lawrence and Michael Riley report:

Home Depot was hacked with a malicious software program that plunders store registers while disguising itself as antivirus software, according to two security researchers.

The credit card-stealing program used in the attack on the Atlanta-based retailer is being dubbed FrameworkPOS, and differs significantly from the software used last year to hack Target, said Dan Guido, chief executive officer of Trail of Bits, an information security company. Guido, who reviewed technical information about the Home Depot incident, said the differences in the malware are strong indicators that the hacks are probably the work of two different groups.

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