#CyberFLASH: Home Depot says data breach may have affected Canada

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The Home Depot Inc. confirmed Monday that its payment data systems have been breached, potentially affecting customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores, dating as far back as April.

“While the company continues to determine the full scope, scale and impact of the breach, there is no evidence that debit PIN numbers were compromised,” according to a company press release.

“Home Depot’s investigation is focused on April forward, and the company has taken aggressive steps to address the malware and protect customer data.”

The company said there is no evidence that the breach has affected stores in Mexico or customers who shopped online at HomeDepot.com.

The company is offering free identity protection services, including credit card monitoring, to any customer who used a payment card at a Home Depot store in 2014, from April on.

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