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Home Depot Investigating Possible Credit Card Breach

Home Depot is working with banks and law enforcement agencies to investigate a potential theft of its customers' credit and debit card information.

"At this point, I can confirm that we're looking into some unusual activity and we are working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate," said Paula Drake, a Home Depot spokeswoman, in an emailed statement Tuesday. "Protecting our customers' information is something we take extremely seriously, and we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers."

The investigation was first reported Tuesday by Krebs on Security, a blog written by former Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs.

Citing multiple unnamed sources, Krebs reported that several banks have found evidence naming Home Depot as the source of stolen credit card data that went on sale Tuesday in an underground market.

The incident may have been carried out by the same Russian and Ukrainian groups responsible for recent data breaches at major retailers, including Target, Sally Beauty and P.F. Chang's, according to the report.

News of the investigation comes just three months after Home Depot acknowledged that a former employee improperly accessed more than 30,000 customer accounts.


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Has Home Depot's Web Site ever been Secure?

Home Depot's Website Fails Basic Site Security Check
A leading security verification site [ssllabs.com] issues reviews and ratings of SSL security risks for companies. It is used in over 85 countries and by 40 of the top Fortune global 100 companies.

HOME DEPOT received an "F" rating for the security of their payment systems before home depot demanded they disable the rating for the site. HAHAHA..

Even the most basic site security can receive a "C" rating.

LOL, if you go to the site now and try to enter https://secure2.HomeDepot.com for verification and review, the site states verbatim:

"This site's (Home Depot's) owners requested that we do not publish their assessment results."

HOME DEPOT is simply trying to obscure the truth

They will drag this "investigation" out as long as possible and provide the public with the bear minimum information just to save their stock price...

BOYCOTT HOME DEPOT and prosecute the CEO for Negligence.
Posted by larryc45456 | Saturday, September 06 2014 at 7:22PM ET
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