Multiple banks are reporting that hackers have accessed the credit cards of millions of Home Depot customers.
The credit card information was offered for sale Tuesday on an underground site that traffics in stolen financial information, journalist Brian Krebs reported on his blog. The breach could have begun in late April or early May of this year, Krebs reported. If that is true, this incident could dwarf the Target breach, in which 40 million credit and debit accounts were compromised over a three-week period. “This latest batch of cards is for sale from the same underground store that sold cards from P.F. Chang’s and Target,” said Trey Ford, a security strategist at Rapid7, a Boston-based computer security company. Home Depot spokeswoman Paula Drake said she could only “confirm that we’re looking into some unusual activity, and we are working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate.” The data put up for sale were labeled “American Sanctions.”
Target’s CEO resigned in May after their data breach.