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Possible data breach at Home Depot highlights retailers' vulnerability
Possible data breach at Home Depot highlights retailers' vulnerability

The possible data breach at Home Depot Inc. that came to light this week has raised anew the question of whether retailers can prevent — or at least do more to stop — hackers from swiping customer information. The home improvement chain said it was working with law enforcement, banking partners and security firms to investigate "unusual activity" but has not confirmed whether a breach has occurred. On Tuesday, security journalist Brian Krebs reported on his website that Home Depot may be the source of a "massive" trove of debit and credit card information that went on sale in the "cybercrime underworld." Home Depot spokeswoman Paula Drake...

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