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This article was published on September 8, 2014

    Home Depot confirms months-long credit card breach in its US and Canada retail stores

    Home Depot confirms months-long credit card breach in its US and Canada retail stores Image by: Getty Images
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    Home Depot has confirmed that it suffered a massive security breach that could impact “any customer that has used their payment card” at retail stores in the US and Canada since April. HomeDepot.com does not appear to have been affected.

    The company said it is still investigating, but it doesn’t believe that PIN numbers were compromised.

    Security researcher Brian Krebs originally reported the issue after seeing a batch of credit cards go up for sale on the black market. According to Krebs, Home Depot was hit with the same malware that Target fell victim to last year.

    In a statement, Home Depot reassured customers that they won’t be responsible for any fraudulent charges that stem from the theft. The company is also offering identity protection services for affected customers.

    The Home Depot Provides Update on Breach Investigation [PDF]

    Thumbnail image credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images