The fallout from a security breach earlier this year continues, as Home Depot announced approximately 53 million customer email addresses were stolen, in addition to credit card information. According to a company statement:
The files containing the stolen email addresses did not contain passwords, payment card information or other sensitive personal information. As we reported on Sept. 18, the method of entry used by the hackers has been closed and the malware eliminated from our systems.
Home Depot also says it is working to notify customers whose email addresses were taken. The main concern for those whose email was taken is phishing scams. To learn how to protect yourself, Home Depot recommends this website. Read More