What you need to know about the Home Depot data breach

Home Depot has confirmed reports of a data breach impacting stores in the U.S. and Canada

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On Monday, Home Depot issued a public confirmation to reports that they've experienced a data breach impacting debit and credit cards.

They're the world's largest home improvement retailer, operating 2,266 stores in the U.S., as well as 10 Canadian provinces. So the reports naming them as the next big business to be targeted by payment system malware caused immediate comparisons to the Target breach.

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