Nine months after major U.S. retailer, Target, announced that its customers had been victims of a widespread credit card data breach, Home Depot is now investigating a potentially larger data breach, involving possibly all of its U.S. stores.  Other nationwide retailers like UPS and Neiman Marcus have also recently been involved in large scale data breach involving payment systems.

In July, the Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service issued a call to retailers to check their systems for malware that may lead to a data breach.

The New York Times reported that more than 1/3 of all Americans have now been affected by data breaches involving credit cards.  For more information see the below articles:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/03/technology/home-depot-data-breach.html?_r=0

http://online.wsj.com/articles/home-depot-tries-to-reassure-customers-about-possible-data-breach-1409743851

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101964168#.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/22/us-retailers-hacking_n_5701897.html

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