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Home Depot Breach May Be Bigger Than Target's

Home Depot Breach May Be Bigger Than Target's
Posted Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 @ 6am  by John Johnson, Newser Staff

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(NEWSER) – If you shrugged off the recent celebrity hack of private photos, along with the massive Target breach last year, here's one more punch: Home Depot is investigating a potential breach of customer data from credit and debit cards, reports Reuters.

The scoop originally came from Brian Krebs of Krebs on Security, who reports that most if not all 2,200 US stores were affected and that the breach may go back to April of this year. If so, "this breach could be many times larger than Target, which had 40 million credit and debit cards stolen over a three-week period," he writes.

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