Home Depot Hit by Cyber Breach

Washington Post
Monday, September 8, 2014

Home Depot has confirmed that its payment systems were breached, potentially affecting customers who used a payment card at the stores since April. It is not yet known how many consumers were affected by the breach or to what extent their credit and debit card information has been compromised, but the company says no debit pin numbers have been compromised. Home Depot will provide free identity protection services to any customer who used a card at its stores since April. If a breach did begin in April, it would have overlapped with the retailer’s busy spring shopping season, which described on a call with investors as having “record number of customer transactions.”