#CyberFLASH: Home Depot eliminates malware that affected 56 million credit cards

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TORONTO – Home Depot said Thursday that 56 million payment cards used at its American and Canadian stores between April and September were compromised by a type of criminal software that hadn’t previously been seen in other attacks.

The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer said any terminal with the malware has been taken out of service and that it completed introducing new encrypted terminals in all of its U.S. stores on Sept. 13, less than two weeks after the attack was discovered.

Home Depot says it will complete installing new encrypted terminals at its Canadian stores early next year but added they are already equipped to handle credit cards with embedded chips and personal identification numbers.

The company continues to say there is no evidence that debit card personal identification numbers have been compromised or that online shoppers were affected at homedepot.ca or homedepot.com.

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