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FLLewis / Media City G -- The Home Depot at 1200 Flower St, Burbank September 9, 2014

Millions of email addresses stolen in Home Depot hack

More bad news for Home Depot shoppers. The world’s largest home improvement retailer announced last summer its payment data systems in the U.S. and Canada were  hacked  between April and September of 2014. In that cyber attack, thieves reportedly got away with the payment information for around  “56 million credit cards.”  Last, Thursday in an update on its investigation, the company disclosed the hackers stole “approximately 53 million” email addresses in the security breach, according to a news release. Home Depot claims the hackers got only a limited... Read More →

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FLLewis / Media City G -- The Home Depot at 1200 Flower St, Burbank September 9, 2014

Consumer Alert: Home Depot fraud and Southland phone scam

The Home Depot hacker attack is turning into a really bad nightmare for the nation’s largest home improvement retailer and many of its customers. Reports are circulating on the Internet about thieves using credit card information stolen from Home Depot to “… buy prepaid cards, electronics and even groceries,” according to MoneyWatch. Also, some of the stolen cards reportedly have been used to drain “… crash from customers’ accounts.” Last Thursday, Home Depot announced it had purged the hacker malware from its payment system. However, the company has admitted... Read More →

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In the wake of a huge fraud case Target offers shoppers a deal

Only a handful of days left before Christmas. Shopping gets real serious now. Yesterday, Target confirmed the theft of  40 millions debit and credit card numbers from its sytem over the past few weeks, adding to the holiday worries of many shoppers. Target is investigating this massive crime along with law enforcement and the Secret Service. It’s one of the largest data breaches in history. Today, some downplayed the impact of the fraud on consumers, among, them,  Gregg W. Steinhafel, CEO of Target. “We want our... Read More →

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