After about a week of researching “suspicious activity,” Home Depot confirmed Monday that their in-store payment processing has been compromised.
Although details are not yet confirmed, it’s believed that about 60 million credit/debit cards have been affected. This makes it an every bigger data breach than Target experienced with 40 million credit cards.
If you’ve used your credit/debit card at Home Depot between April and last week in the US or Canada, you may be at risk. There is not currently any evidence that HomeDepot.com payments were compromised, or that any PIN numbers were obtained from in-store purchases.
What’s Being Done?
Home Depot is making it clear that customers will not be responsible for fraudulent charges. They’re also offering free identity protection services to affected customers.
Remember to always keep an eye on your account for suspicious activity. Take note of any $1 purchases, as that is a common first transaction with hackers.
At Aspire, we’re looking into the matter and will contact members who have been identified as at-risk. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 732-388-0477, Option 3.
The good news is that all Aspire members will be receiving their new MasterCard Debit Card within the next few weeks. You can read more about that here.