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Chase Proactively Replacing Some Debit, Credit Cards Involved In Home Depot Breach

Home Depot has yet to confirm the estimated number of customer credit and debit card accounts that were compromised during the data breach that affected thousands of stores for five months, and it’s not known whether much of the stolen card info will ever be sold by the hackers now that everyone knows about the massive theft. Regardless, JPMorgan Chase has already begun the process of replacing some cards for customers who may have been affected. [More]

Senators Request Info From Home Depot, Apple On Recent Data Disasters

Senators Request Info From Home Depot, Apple On Recent Data Disasters

Following two serious violations of consumers’ privacy — the theft of potentially hundreds of millions of credit and debit card numbers from Home Depot, and the personal photos and information stolen from Apple iCloud accounts of numerous female celebrities — some lawmakers in D.C. are looking for some answers from the companies that were supposed to keep our data safe. [More]

ID Thieves Don’t Need PINs To Withdraw Cash From Debit Cards Stolen From Home Depot

(William Grootonk)

When Home Depot confirmed the potentially massive data breach of its in-store payment systems in the U.S. and Canada, it tried to quell some concerns by saying there was no evidence that PIN info for debit cards had been compromised in the attack. But it looks like enough other information was stolen in the hack that a clever ID thief wouldn’t need that PIN to drain the cash from a victim’s bank account. [More]

Home Depot Confirms Data Breach; Started As Far Back As April

Home Depot Confirms Data Breach; Started As Far Back As April

After nearly a week of only saying it was investigating reports of a massive data breach, Home Depot has confirmed that its in-store payment systems were indeed compromised by hackers. [More]

Report: Home Depot Victim Of Same Malware Used In Target Hack

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While Home Depot continues to drag its feet on confirming reports that its in-store payment systems were recently hacked, it looks like the retailer might have fallen victim to the same malicious software used to steal credit/debit card and personal information for more than 100 million Target customers in 2013. [More]

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Home Depot Already Being Sued Over Apparent Data Breach

As of right now, Home Depot has yet to confirm multiple reports that its in-store payment system was hacked, or given any indication how extensive the breach might be. But that hasn’t stopped people from suing the retailer. [More]

Report: Secret Service Now Investigating Home Depot Breach

Report: Secret Service Now Investigating Home Depot Breach

Nothing scares big-box shoppers and retailers quite like the specter of another nationwide credit-card data breach. Home improvement chain Home Depot has announced that it is investigating a possible data breach of the payment systems in its 2,200 stores, and the blog Krebs on Security analyzed data found in a shady corner of the Internet to show that this is likely what happened. Now Reuters reports that the Secret Service is involved in the matter. [More]

Evidence Shows That Nearly All U.S. Home Depots May Have Been Hit By Data Breach

(Steve)

While Home Depot has yet to confirm or deny whether it was indeed hit by a massive breach of its payment system, a look at the data for a huge batch of stolen credit cards that recently went up for sale on the black market seems to indicate that the hack could have hit nearly all Home Depot stores in the U.S. [More]

Home Depot Joins The Data Breach Party, Investigating Possible Hack

(Nicholas Eckhart)

Did you shop at Home Depot recently? Then you will probably want to keep an eye on your bank and/or credit card account. The retailer has confirmed it is investigating the possibility of a data breach that may have resulted in customers’ information being stolen. [More]

The Fun Thing About Target Math? You Can Find It At Home Depot & Walmart, Too

The Fun Thing About Target Math? You Can Find It At Home Depot & Walmart, Too

Don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can and can’t be, friends. The world is your oyster, the sky is the limit, the cliche is yours to abuse and the rules are made to be broken. So when you’re a retailer, don’t think the only store that can have Target math. [More]

4 Home Depot Exclusives For Shoppers To Avoid

We don't recommend buying children at Home Depot, or really anywhere, as human trafficking is illegal and immoral. (photo: Patrick)

While many of us go to stores like Home Depot for brands of tools, paint, flooring and other products that you could buy at other retailers, the Depot has several labels you won’t find elsewhere. Unfortunately, not all of these exclusive brands are worth the trip to the Despot. [More]

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Family Accused Of Stealing 19 Identities To Buy $56,000 Worth Of Home Depot Gift Cards

As the ancient Sumerian saying goes: The family that steals a whole lot of identities in order to ring up a slew of fraudulent charges together, gets arrested together. A couple, their adult children and a daughter-in-law have all been nabbed by cops, accused of an identity theft scheme that brought in $56,000 worth of goods at Home Depot. [More]

Home Depot Employees Arrested For Stealing Personal Information Of 300 Co-Workers

Home Depot Employees Arrested For Stealing Personal Information Of 300 Co-Workers

Of all the people at your workplace that you’d hope would not violate employees’ trust by stealing their personal information and using it for illicit gain, it would probably be the folks in corporate human resources. But you’d be wrong, at least in the case of the three Home Depot HR staffers who have been arrested for allegedly stealing co-workers’ information to open bogus credit card accounts. [More]

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South Carolina Home Depot Says Its Resident Cat Will Be Allowed To Stay Indefinitely

Put your paws together for Depot the Home Depot cat, everyone: Despite the recent news that management was giving her the boot from the South Carolina store where she’d live for 13 years, the store now says she can stay as long as she wants if no one comes forward to adopt her. [More]

This Cat Needs A New Home After Living In A Home Depot For 13 Years

This Cat Needs A New Home After Living In A Home Depot For 13 Years

The world was Depot’s oyster, and that world is the Home Depot. See, Depot is a cat and her home is Home Depot (try saying that three times fast). She’s lived in a South Carolina store for 13 years, but that life of trolling for pests, snuggling up with paint cans and greeting workers in the morning is about to end. She’s getting the boot after triggering the store’s security alarms one time too many. [More]

Home Depot Worker Swoops In To Save Falling Baby

Home Depot Worker Swoops In To Save Falling Baby

So imagine you’re working at the store one day when out of the corner of your eye you see a baby about to fall to the floor from atop a shopping cart. Would you be fast enough to save the day? [More]

Home Depot Shopper Won’t Sit On Store Toilet Seats Without Checking For Glue From Now On

Home Depot Shopper Won’t Sit On Store Toilet Seats Without Checking For Glue From Now On

UPDATE: This could be a case of self-sticking, reports indicate. Investigators now suspect that the woman who was stuck to the toilet seat did it to herself. Sigh, I repeat, sigh. [More]

Google Helpouts Are Live, And Lots Of “Experts” Are Giving Out Free Advice

Google Helpouts Are Live, And Lots Of “Experts” Are Giving Out Free Advice

In August, Google announced the creation of Google Helpouts, a live chat service that lets semi-vetted, self-declared experts in any number of fields make themselves available for help, guidance, and tutorials for a price. The service is finally live, and in some categories, there are plenty of people willing to give their advice away for free, along with a number of retailers hoping you’ll come to them for help. [More]