Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores.

The largest U.S. home improvement chain says there is no evidence debit card PINs were compromised, and no evidence online customers or at stores in Mexico are affected.

The Atlanta company says its investigation is focused on the months since April.

Home Depot Inc. said last week that it was working with banks and to investigate a potential hack.

Hackers have broken security walls for many retailers in recent months, including Target, grocer Supervalu, restaurant chain P.F. Chang's and the thrift store operations of Goodwill.


Explore further

Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Citation: Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores (2014, September 8) retrieved 24 June 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2014-09-home-depot-breach-canada.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
0 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more