Back in September we heard that more than 56 million credit cards were compromised in the Home Depot hack, and now it would appear that more personal information was also stolen in the hack.
Home Depot have announced that the hackers stole more than just credit card information, they also managed to get their hands on more than 53 million email addresses.
In addition to the previously disclosed payment card data, separate files containing approximately 53 million email addresses were also taken during the breach. These files did not contain passwords, payment card information or other sensitive personal information. The company is notifying affected customers in the U.S. and Canada. Customers should be on guard against phishing scams, which are designed to trick customers into providing personal information in response to phony emails.
You can find out more information about the hack over at Home Depot at the link below.
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