Home Depot Hit by Data Leak Exposing 10,000 Workers

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Home Depot has suffered a data breach exposing sensitive information of 10,000 employees. The leaked data, posted on the hacker forum BreachForums by the malicious actor known as “IntelBroker,” contains full names and email addresses belonging to Home Depot corporate workers.

IntelBroker posted a database on an online forum that supposedly contains the names and email addresses of 10,000 Home Depot employees. Security researchers haven’t been able to definitively confirm the data’s authenticity, but it appears to match information found on employee social media profiles.

A screenshot of the IntelBroker post.

The authenticity of the leaked records has not been officially confirmed.

The leaked database reportedly contains the full names and email addresses of affected employees. This information could be used by cybercriminals in various ways.

Home Depot is an American retail giant, was founded in 1978 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, the company has grown into one of the largest home improvement retailers in the United States. With fiscal year 2022 net sales totaling an impressive $157.4 billion, Home Depot employs approximately 500,000 associates across its 2,000+ stores spanning the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

The company’s massive retail footprint covers around 240 million square feet, serving millions of residential and professional customers annually with an extensive selection of building materials, home improvement supplies, appliances, tools, and services. Home Depot’s scale and success in the industry make this data breach particularly concerning, as it threatens the data privacy of its workforce.

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