Home Depot Hack Could Be Biggest Card Breach Ever

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Well it looks like I am getting a new Debit Card again since I have re-modeling my house and hit up HD a few times a week........











    The huge hacking attack against Home Depot’s payment systems could turn out to be the biggest breach of any retailer’s data so far. The company confirmed the data break-in but did not say how many credit and data cards are affected. The total could be as much as 60 million, according to several experts. That would be far more than the total number of cardholders impacted by the breach at Target stores.

    There is no evidence that any debit card pin numbers were compromised, but according to security reporter Brian Krebs, who first wrote about the breach last week, “multiple financial institutions … are reporting a steep increase over the past few days in fraudulent ATM withdrawals on customer accounts.” The data breach went undetected for six months until banks and law enforcement agencies alerted Home Depot



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  3. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...everybody is going to get a new card, they have a chip in them for higher security. they have been using them in europe for a while now. i heard or read somewhere it isnt sure if home depot has resolved the problem yet like they dont know how they were hacked. the secret service is part of the investigation.
     
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    only pay cash :woot:
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

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    thanks but I am just going into my bank and tell them to give me a new card

    i don't want to be thinking about this for a year
     
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    I guess the issue is, did this breech allow them to get information beyond your current card number? Credit monitoring will at least alert you if something funky is going on with your credit. New card apps, etc. Even getting a new card, you may not be out of the woods.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    You're more protected with a credit card vs a debit card. Even if you get your money back with a debit card situation it can be tied up for a while. My Amex alerts me if any transaction is made w/o the card present.

    And again, if you can, put a freeze on your credit. It's a little hassle to unfreeze it to apply for more credit, but if they do get your info they can't apply for credit in your name, which is by far the biggest nightmare about all this.


    And don't thank Chuk. That site is his. Dude lives on a yacht.
     
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    Lowes for a nigga :cheer:
     
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    CNN will soon be reporting on the DawgShed phishing scam.
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

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    That's why I'm kissing his ass
     
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    yea good point...

    but let them try to steal my identity... they deserve the bad credit
     
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    I have a chip'd card. It means nothing until the retailers are using the correct readers.
    Right now everything is still running off of the old magnetic swipe readers.
     
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    Dawg has picked me to help anyone here who thinks their PayPal has been compromised
    people can PM me their PayPal ID and Password so that I can verify they are safe
     
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    ...i dont really believe its going to amount to much even when they do have the right readers for them everywhere. somebody will figure out how to get the chip info off the card by just walking past you with their own brand of reader.
     
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    I think you're supposed to keep those cards in a special wallet with some sort of a metallic screen in it.

    Soon we will all just end up wrapped in tin foil.
     
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    I am waiting for a credit card suppository.
     
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    ...i dont carry a wallet. i made card holders out of some tyvek envelops i got at the post office. i slide the cards in them and drop that into the side pocket on my carhatts. i havent carried a wallet since the 80s, they throw you spine out of wack.