How Large is Home Depot Breach?

Infographic Highlights What's Known About the Incident
How Large is Home Depot Breach?

Home Depot has confirmed a breach that potentially impacts customers in the U.S. and Canada. Just how many payment cards were compromised remains unclear. This latest infographic from DataBreachToday provides an overview on what we know so far, and how widespread this incident might be.

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It's possible the Home Depot breach could be bigger in scope than the Target breach. For instance, the home improvement retailer says payment card purchases dating back to April may be at risk, meaning payment cards may have been vulnerable for a period of about five months. Compare that with Target, where 40 million payment cards were exposed between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, approximately three weeks.

As new allegations continue to emerge about information security practices at Home Depot, security experts are weighing in on the details. (see: Analysis: Home Depot Breach Details).


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Jeffrey Roman

Jeffrey Roman

News Writer, ISMG

Roman is the former News Writer for Information Security Media Group. Having worked for multiple publications at The College of New Jersey, including the College's newspaper "The Signal" and alumni magazine, Roman has experience in journalism, copy editing and communications.




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