Home Depot may be the latest retailer to have suffered a massive credit card breach, with the company moving to assuage consumers’ fears after a large cache of stolen data reportedly appeared on black market sites.
According to information first reported by Krebs on Security on Tuesday, the breach may have extended as far back as the spring of this year. If so, the fallout may end up being far larger than Target’s incident late last year, when personal data pertaining to tens of millions of customers was compromised.
Home Depot is working with investigators to determine the origin of “unusual activity,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.
“Protecting our customers’ information is something we take extremely seriously, and we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers,” she added, but declined to provide further information.