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Home Depot has confirmed that a third-party company accidentally exposed some of its employees' personal details after a criminal copy-pasted the data online. In a statement to The Register, Home Depot spokesperson Beth Marlowe said: "A third-party SaaS vendor inadvertently made public a small sample Home Depot associates' …

  1. OhForF' Silver badge

    Don't admit anything not yet proven

    Is there a policy lawyers advise companies to follow?

    It seems to be the new trend to claim there is no evidence or reason to believe any personal data was accessed when you find unauthorized parties have access to your systems.

    Only after a copy of the data ends up on the darknet providing irrevocably proof to the public that it was indeed accessed those companies reluctantly admit it might have happened ...

    1. IGotOut Silver badge

      Re: Don't admit anything not yet proven

      " those companies reluctantly admit it might have happened ..."

      To a small percentage of people....even if that small percentage is 10,000 victims.

  2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    How do you inadvertently copy and paste stuff? It requires deliberate action. If you paste it to somewhere that it wasn't intended to be pasted that's still not inadvertent - it's just careless. It's one of those weasel words intended to give the impression that it just happened and nobody's to blame.

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