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Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot 132

Posted by Soulskill
from the another-day-another-breach dept.
criticalmass24 sends news that multiple banks are indicating Home Depot stores are the source of a new batch of stolen credit cards and debit cards that hit the black market today. "There are signs that the perpetrators of this apparent breach may be the same group of Russian and Ukrainian hackers responsible for the data breaches at Target, Sally Beauty and P.F. Chang’s, among others. The banks contacted by this reporter all purchased their customers’ cards from the same underground store – rescator[dot]cc — which on Sept. 2 moved two massive new batches of stolen cards onto the market." Home Depot is aware of the situation, and says they're investigating. The banks say this breach may have begun as early as April or May of this year and may extend to all 2,200 of Home Depot's U.S. stores.
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Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot

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  • by kbahey (102895) on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @08:26PM (#47812843) Homepage

    Home Depot stores credit cards with the transactions.

    I know this because when you go to return something I bought, they don't ask you for the credit card, and sort of highlight that this is a convenience that is unique to Home Depot.

    I complained more than once to the cashiers about storing credit card numbers (it is not their fault, it is management and IT). The cashiers would say: "Don't worry, we don't have access to it!"

    My response was: it is not you whom I am worried about.

    Now we know that storing credit cards is a bad idea, and why ...

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