Home Depot Sign


(RNN) – The hardware retail store Home Depot may be the latest U.S. security breach victim, where credit and debit card information went for sale on the internet’s black cybersecurity market.

Home Depot has not confirmed the data breach, which was  first reported Tuesday on the cybersecurity website Krebs on Security.

The report indicates that several banks reported to “suspicious activity” and that it could be “the source of a massive new batch of stolen credit and debit cards.” The information was found on “cybercrime underground” and law enforcement and banks began investigating.

There have been no reports on how many customers have been affected by the breach.

The information was being sold on, an underground online store that reportedly moved two large batches of stolen information on Tuesday.



Article Courtesy of RNN and WOIO 19 Action News

Picture Courtesy of Mike Mozart/Flickr/MGN Online, RNN and WOIO 19 Action News

Security Breach Hitting Home Depot  was originally published on