Sunday, 14 September 2014

Home Depot security hack: What to do if your cards are breached

Otmane El Rhazi from CBC | Business News .

Consumer Confidence

The recent hacking of Home Depot's payment data systems serves as a reminder to consumers that their personal data from their payment cards can be vulnerable to security breaches.

On Monday, Home Depot announced that customers who used credit or debit cards at stores in Canada and the U.S. from April could be affected by the breach. The news came months after another large retailer, Target, revealed that more than 70 million people may have been affected by its own data breach, which, along with credit card data, included the stealing of names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.

But there are steps consumers should take after such a breach, and some steps to help maximize their protection.

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