Friday, September 05, 2014

MC2 Post 1904 Goodwill Hacking

In rare move, Goodwill comes clean 
about hacked stores


In a rare example of business candor, Goodwill Industries on Wednesday provided in-depth details about a hacking incident 
the non-profit first announced in July.

A forensic analysis ordered by the non-profit found that an outside company that processed credit card payments 

for about 10% of Goodwill stores was the problem.

Goodwill franchises in 19 states and the District of Columbia 

were affected, together totaling 330 store.

An estimated 868,000 credit and debit cards were compromised.



Follow Up Story



Goodwill: Data Breach Came Through Vendor

An internal review at Goodwill Industries has concluded 

that hackers accessed customer payments data 
through a vendor-related weak spot.

The nonprofit retailer in July announced a possible breach 

and that it was investigating the matter.

On Tuesday, it said a breach had occurred and affected 
about 10%, or roughly 330, of its thrift stores nationwide.

The incident involved a malware attack on one of its 

outside vendors between February 2013 and August 2014, 
Goodwill said in a press release. 

It allowed hackers to access customers' payment card information.




Dyson launches 'world's first' smart robot vacuum with live cameras to map your house

(and it even puts itself away)

Dyson today announced its first robotic vacuum cleaner, after 16 years of research 

and £28 million 
(or 45,717,000.00 US Dollars)
of investment.

The Dyson 360 Eye will cost in the region 

of £750 (or roughly 1,224.56 US Dollars)
when it goes on sale in Britain next summer.

The robot uses a panoramic camera lens on top of the machine to map its way around the house, moving on caterpillar tracks and cleaning each room before going back to its docking station.








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