Home Depot adds 53 million email addresses to list of data taken during breach

Home Depot is reporting that 53 million consumer emails were stolen by hackers during the April through September data breach. The retailer already disclosed back in September that the data of 56 million payment cards had been hacked. Criminals used a third-party vendor's user name and password to get into the network and then used custom-built software on Home Depot's self-checkout terminals in the United States and Canada to access customer data. The home-improvement chain expects to pay about $62 million this year to recover from the breach, $27 million of which will be covered by insurance. Story

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