US DIY CHAIN Home Depot is reportedly shutting out the Windows operating system in favour of the Apple alternative as the firm continues to respond to the catastrophic breach on its systems. However, Home Depot switched from BlackBerry to the iPhone in 2013.
The firm has already admitted to losses of data that affect tens of millions of customers, and said that it is shoring up its systems internally and offering customers the use of chip and Pin at the checkout.
But The Wall Street Journal claims to have more information about changes taking place at the retailer.
The paper reports that an almost immediate reaction was to deal with the Windows vulnerability that contributed to the badman access and that this extended to a rapid hardware switch.
"Four days after the company had been alerted, Home Depot's investigators discovered evidence that malware had been deleted from a store computer," reports the paper.
"The company was able to confirm a breach, but couldn't be sure its critical business information was out of danger.
"An IT employee bought two dozen new, secure iPhones and MacBooks for senior executives, who referred to their new devices as 'Batphones'."
We have asked Home Depot to confirm this, and whether it has any more information on the switch. The firm declined to comment on the incident and the ongoing investigation.
Home Depot did, of course, switch from the BlackBerry handset option to the iPhone in 2013, as revealed by the Apple Insider website. µ
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