Home Depot Investigates Huge Potential Security Breach

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Home improvement giant Home Depot on Tuesday was investigating a potential credit card breach that some cyber security experts said could be massive.

As CBS 2’s Matt Kozar reported, Home Depot has confirmed that it is working with investigators after reports that stolen debit and credit card information from its customers was being sold on the black market.

How many stores and customers were affected remained unknown Tuesday.

“It’s definitely a problem, and it’s a concern for me,” said Home Depot shopper Judy Anderson. “You know, it just makes you think twice before using a credit card.”

Home Depot shoppers in Jersey City were unnerved by the potential data theft.

“For everyday needs, we come to these stores, and we use credit cards, so if hackers get in their databases, obviously that concerns,” said Home Depot shopper Avnish Choudhury.

In a statement, Home Depot senior manager…

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