Home Depot investigates possible data breach

Home Depot has confirmed that the company is working with banks and law enforcement agencies to investigate reports of suspicious activity. A spokeswoman says, “Protecting

Credit and debt attorney Leslie Tayne says if

Credit and debt attorney Leslie Tayne says if Home Depot’s computers were hacked, customers should be proactive. (Credit: News 12)

WOODBURY - Home Depot has confirmed that the company is working with banks and law enforcement agencies to investigate reports of suspicious activity.

A spokeswoman says, “Protecting our customers' information is something we take extremely seriously and we are aggressively gathering facts at this point."

Credit and debt attorney Leslie Tayne says if Home Depot’s computers were hacked, customers should be proactive.

"They should be checking their credit reports on a regular basis,” says Tayne. “They need to be looking at their statements, making sure they receive their statements and being more proactive in an environment where security breaches are becoming more common."

It's possible the breach may affect all 2,200 Home Depot stores across the country. If that is the case, the breach would be larger than the Target security breach where 40 million credit and debit cards were stolen.

 

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