Home Depot: Hackers Stole 53M Email Addreses

As if the credit card breach at Home Depot didn’t already look enough like the Target breach : Home Depot said yesterday that the hackers who stole 56 million customer credit and debit card accounts also made off with 53 million customer email addresses. In an update  (PDF) released to its site on Thursday, Home Depot warned customers about the potential for thieves to use the email addresses in phishing attacks (think a Home Depot “survey” that offers a gift card for the first 10,000 people who open the booby-trapped attachment, for example)

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Home Depot: Hackers Stole 53M Email Addreses

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