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Home Depot: 53 Million Email Addresses Were Stolen By Hackers

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Home Depot Inc. says hackers stole 53 million email addresses in addition to the payment card data it previously disclosed. It says the hackers accessed its network from a third-party vendor.

The Atlanta retailer disclosed in September one of the largest data breaches, affecting 56 million debit and credit cards between April and September.

Home Depot said Thursday it's warning its customers to be on the lookout for phishing scams.

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