Home Depot hacked: 56 million credit cards stolen

Hackers stealing 56 million credit cards from Home Depot, hackers also got their hands on more than 53 million email addresses
but the company said  that the file containing the email addresses did not contain passwords or other sensitive personal information.

Customers were warned to be alert for so-called phishing scams that try to dupe people into revealing personal information or clicking on links that may install malware on their computers. It reiterated common tips to guard against identity theft.

The theft of e-mail addresses in both hacks is likely responsible for an increase in spam over the past few months.
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