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Home Depot Says 56 Million Credit/Debit Cards Compromised in Breach

by Chris Morran, Consumerist

The world’s largest home improvement retailer has finally given some idea about the number of accounts that may have been compromised between April and September: approximately 56 million. The Target breach in 2013 resulted in the theft of information of more than 100 million customers. Journalist Brian Krebs reports today that it looks like the Home Depot breach may have been confined to self-service checkout terminals at around 1,700 U.S. stores. Home Depot restated its previous claim that it doesn’t look like PIN information was stolen for debit card users. Read More ›

Home Depot Data Breach Could Be the Largest Yet

by Nicole Perlroth, The New York Times

The total number of credit card numbers stolen at Home Depot could top 60 million. The breach may have affected any customer at Home Depot stores in the United States and Canada from April to early last week; the attack went unnoticed for as long as five months. The federal government recently estimated that more than 1,000 businesses in the United States had been infected with malware that is programmed to siphon payment card details from cash registers in stores, possibly including UPS, P.F. Chang’s, Michael’s and Neiman Marcus. Read More ›