Home Depot Confirms Hack: As Many As 60 Million Cards Stolen

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Home Depot confirmed today that the company was, indeed, the victim of a large credit card breach reported by many customers last week. An estimated 60 million card numbers were stolen, which would make it the biggest such hack in retail history.

A similar attack on Target affected 40 million cardholders. We're still awaiting more detail on what exactly happened with Home Depot, but safe to say if you've shopped there over the last few months, you're going to want to check with your bank to make sure you're not at risk. [NYT]