Home Depot says about 53 million email addresses stolen in breach

By Devika Krishna Kumar (Reuters) – Home Depot Inc , the world's largest home improvement chain, said about 53 million email addresses were stolen during a recent breach of its payment data systems, in addition to some 56 million payment cards previously disclosed by the retailer. The company, which confirmed the theft in September, said the stolen files that contained the email addresses did not include passwords, payment card information or other sensitive personal information. Home Depot, which had estimated that the breach would cost about $62 million, was one of a string of U.S

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