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Home Depot says 53 million email addresses compromised during breach

Steve Ragan | Nov. 10, 2014
53 million email addresses added to the list of compromised data.

"The biggest threat to users who have had their e-mail stolen is the threat of Phishing," said Adam Kujawa, head of Malware Intelligence at Malwarebytes Labs, in a statement.

"Spear Phishing tactics utilizing the knowledge that the e-mail addresses belong to Home Depot customers is a likely outcome, resulting in millions of people potentially receiving fake e-mails claiming to be from Home Depot requesting either the opening of an infected / malicious file or requesting login credentials. Of course these e-mails might just be sold to a spam agency looking for more potential customers to push their advertisements and junk mail onto."

 

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