Home Depot is the latest retailer to be rocked by a credit card scandal, with cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs pointing the finger at the big box store as the source of the latest breach.
It’s not small potatoes – Krebs has suggested victims could have had their information scooped at most of Home Depot’s 2,200 stores, meaning it could have an even larger impact than 2013’s Target breach. It appears criminals may have accessed data from the stores’ point-of-sale terminals for several months.
On Thursday, Home Depot announced it is offering credit monitoring and identity protection services to affected customers. The chain says it has engaged two outside firms to investigate the matter, which is also being looked into by bank and government officials.